Iowa on Friday reported 46 hospitalizations for COVID-19, the lowest number since March 28, 2020.
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Linn County reported one of Thursday’s deaths
The state’s seven-day average for new cases is 80
The state reported 30 new virus cases on Monday, no new deaths
Experts say at least 70 percent of a population needs to be vaccinated in order to create herd immunity against the novel coronavirus. But as demand for the COVID-19 vaccine has dropped sharply in parts of the state, Iowa’s local public health officials aren’t confident their communities will reach that threshold.
Hospitalizations lowest since April 1 of 2020.
More than 44 percent of the state is fully vaccinated
Iowa on Friday reported 70 new COVID-19 cases, bringing the total number of people in the state who have tested positive since March 2020 to 372,964, according to data from the Iowa Department of Public Health.
Linn County’s Public Health Director says the state needs to strengthen local public health infrastructure.
See Iowa’s statewide vaccination rates statewide and by county, plus daily updates for Linn and Johnson counties
Linn County surpassed 50 percent mark for residents fully vaccinated
As Test Iowa prepares to close next month, state health officials say they will continue to report daily positive COVID-19 cases to Iowa’s public-facing coronavirus dashboard.
The statewide free COVID-19 testing program, Test Iowa, will end operations by July 16. The Linn County testing site in Cedar Rapids will close on Thursday, June 24.
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