Des Moines Register: COVID-19 continued its omicron variant-fueled surge across Iowa over the past week, according to data released today by the Iowa Department of Public Health. There were 31,748 new cases of COVID-19 reported over the past week. That's just under Iowa's one-week record of 32,081, set in mid-November 2020. It works out to 4,535 cases per day. The 923 people hospitalized in Iowa with COVID-19 as of today's update were the most in the state since December 2020.