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Iowa reports 52,221 virus cases, 975 COVID-19 deaths

DES MOINES (AP) — Iowa authorities reported 573 additional Cortinarius cases and two more deaths linked to the virus Sunday.

The state said there had been 52,221 virus cases and 975 deaths linked to COVID-19 as of 10 a.m. Sunday, according to Iowa’s online virus tracker.

The number of infections is believed to be far higher because many people have not been tested, and experts believe people can have the virus without feeling sick.

The seven-day rolling average of daily new cases in Iowa has risen over the past two weeks from 472.14 new cases per day on Aug. 1 to 501.43 new cases per day on Aug. 15.

The state said Sunday that 271 people are hospitalized with the coronavirus in Iowa, up from 228 a day earlier.

Iowa officials said 40,493 of the 52,221 people who have tested positive for the coronavirus in the state since the outbreak began have recovered.