Iowa reports 499 new positive COVID-19 tests Sunday – KCCI Des Moines

THE LARGEST VACCINATION CLINIC IN THE METRO TODAY SPECIFICALLY FOCUSED ON COMMUNITIES OF COLOR. BROADLAWNS MEDICAL CENTER AND UNITED WAY PUT ON THE EVENT AT CORINTHIAN BAPTIST CHURCH. KCCIS ANDREW MOLLENBECK REPORTS THE CLINIC TOOK AIM AT DISPARITIES. >> > > THIS CLINIC HAS DOSES FOR MORE THAN 1100 PEOPLE. BUT THE EVENT GOES BEYOND VACCINATIONS. FAITH LEADERS AND MEDICAL PROFESSIONALS HOPE THIS IS THE BEGINNING OF A PARTNERSHIP. PASTOR JONATHAN WHITFIELD WORKED THE PHONES AND SPOKE TO GATHERINGS TO ENCOURAGE PEOPLE TO SIGN UP FOR A SHOT. THE CHURCH SHOULD BE ABOUT THE WHOLE BEING, ABOUT THE PERSON. >> > > SO AS A PASTOR, IM OVERWHELMED. IM HAPPY and so delighted THAT NOT ONLY DID WE PUT THE OFFERING OUT THERE, BUT PEOPLE HAVE RESPONDED. >> > > HAVING THE CLINIC AT THE CHURCH MADE THE VACCINE AVAILABLE CLOSE TO COMMUNITIES THAT HAVE LAGGED BEHIND IN GETTING VACCINATED. JANICE MCQUARRY SAYS SHE HASNT BEEN ABLE TO FIND AN OPENING OTHER PLACES. >> > > ONCE I GET MY SECOND VACCINE, ILL BE ABLE TO VISIT WITH MY FAMILY, MY GRANDCHILDREN, MY GREAT GRANDCHILDREN. YES, REALLY LOOKING FORWARD TO THAT. >> > > GOV. KIM REYNOLDS AND U.S. AG SECRETARY TOM VILSACK WERE AMONG ELECTED LEADERS CHEERING ON THOSE GETTING VACCINATED. REYNOLDS SAYS EVENT SHOULD NOT BE AN ISOLATED CASE. >> > > THIS IS AN OPPORTUNITY FOR United States TO TAKE THIS PARTNERSHIP AND NOT STOP WITH THE VACCINES BUT TO ACTUALLY PLAY IT FORWARD AND MAKE SURE EVERYONE HAS ACCESS TO HEALTHCARE AND THAT WERE HELPING THEM CONNECT THE DOTS AND GET THE RESOURCES THAT THEY NEED TO HAVE A HEALTHY LIFE. >> > > FOR WHITFIELD, THE CLINIC WAS A BIG MORALE BOOST. >> > > EVERYBODYS BEEN WALKING OUT OF HERE HAPPY, EXCITED AND ENTHUSED BECAUSE OF WHAT THEYRE FEELING. IT IS AN ATMOSPHERE GOING ON HERE. YOU ALMOST FEEL LIKE YOURE AT THE FAIR. EVERYONE IS EXCITED ABOUT GETTING HEALTHY, AND THE HEALTHIER WE GET, THE BETTER WE GET TO LIVE.

Iowa reports 499 new positive COVID-19 tests Sunday

Updated: 9:59 AM CDT Mar 28, 2021

> > THIS CLINIC HAS DOSES FOR MORE THAN 1100 PEOPLE. > > HAVING THE CLINIC AT THE CHURCH MADE THE VACCINE AVAILABLE CLOSE TO COMMUNITIES THAT HAVE LAGGED BEHIND IN GETTING VACCINATED. > > ONCE I GET MY SECOND VACCINE, ILL BE ABLE TO VISIT WITH MY FAMILY, MY GRANDCHILDREN, MY GREAT GRANDCHILDREN. > > GOV. KIM REYNOLDS AND U.S. AG SECRETARY TOM VILSACK WERE AMONG ELECTED LEADERS CHEERING ON THOSE GETTING VACCINATED. > > EVERYBODYS BEEN WALKING OUT OF HERE HAPPY, EXCITED AND ENTHUSED BECAUSE OF WHAT THEYRE FEELING.

At 10 a.m., the health department reported 377,896 overall positive tests, 331,453 overall healings and 5,718 overall deaths since the start of the pandemic. A day earlier, the health department reported 377,397 overall favorable tests and 5,716 overall deaths.State information shows 1,439,027 vaccine dosages have been administered in Iowa, with 566,498 people finishing the vaccination series.The states positivity rates are up somewhat once again. At 10 a.m., the health department reported 377,896 total positive tests, 331,453 overall healings and 5,718 overall deaths considering that the start of the pandemic.
Great Samaritan Society in Ottumwa and Urbandale Health Care Center each report outbreaks. The state reports 12 positive cases within those facilities. There have been 2,231 deaths reported in Iowas long-lasting care facilities.The Iowa Department of Public Health offers virus information in real time on this site.