The Iowa Disease Advisory Council has released their recommendations for 1B priority populations to receive the COVID-19. Based on the expected vaccine allocations for the State, Phase 1B will focus on individuals who are age 75 and over, as well as other high risk populations. This includes Iowans who are most vulnerable to exposure to the virus or high-risk for illness as the result of a COVID-19 infection, with a significant focus on equity. Vaccination of Phase 1B populations will begin no later than the first of February, and will take several weeks to complete.
On Wednesday 11 new Covid cases were reported in Jefferson County, Washington County also reported the same number. 16 new cases came from Wapello County, including their 96th death. The lone case to come from Davis County was their 21st reported death. Henry County was up 23 cases Wednesday, Keokuk and Van Buren Counties 3 each.