The state reported 30 new virus cases on Monday, no new deaths
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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.
More than half of Iowans age 12 and older have been fully vaccinated against COVID-19, according to data from the Iowa Department of public health. As of 1:30 p.m. Tuesday, 1,380,842 Iowans had been fully vaccinated, an increase of 4,199 from Monday. That’s 51.6 percent of Iowans age 12 and older, and 43,77 percent of the state’s total population.
Iowa reported 80 new COVID-19 cases Friday, bringing the total number of people in the state who have tested positive for the virus to 372,389, according to data from the Iowa Department of Public Health. The state also reported two new, confirmed deaths bringing Iowa’s death toll to 6,097.