Iowa Gov. Kim Reynolds said Tuesday that hospitalizations have more than doubled since Nov. 1.
There are 1,510 people in the hospital with Covid-19, she said during a news conference. At the start of the month 14% of patients had Covid-19. Today, that number is 28%.
Reynolds said hospitalizations have been climbing over the past two weeks "and in some cases have been significant."
The Iowa Department of Public Health reported 2,003 new cases of Covid-19 and a 17.1% positivity rate Tuesday, according to the Covid-19 dashboard. At least 2,025 people have died from the virus since the state began its reporting.