Des Moines Register: More Iowans are currently hospitalized with COVID-19 than at any point earlier in 2021, according to data from the Iowa Department of Public Health today. The weekly data release shows 638 Iowans hospitalized with COVID-19, up from 578 last week. While that's not close to the November 2020 peak of 1,527 concurrent COVID-19 hospitalizations, it's the highest that number has been since Dec. 22, 2020. There are 161 COVID-19 patients in the ICU and 74 on ventilators, both up from the previous week as well. Among the hospitalized patients are 18 children, an age group that again accounted for the largest number of new reported cases over the previous week.