(Des Moines, IA) -- COVID cases are still on the rise in Iowa as cases increased 12 percent in the last week.
According to the Iowa Department of Public Health, about 850 people were infected per day in Iowa in the past week.
The state reported almost six thousand new cases and 23 new deaths yesterday.
Almost half of the state now has moderate or high threat of infection. The CDC says the counties most affected are in southwest, northern, and eastern Iowa. The counties with the highest risk include Buchanan, Clinton, Des Moines, Emmet, Johnson, Jones, Linn, Mills, Pocahontas, and Shelby.
State officials are saying new infections are likely undercounted because of at-home testing not being reported to the state and infected people who aren’t tested at all.