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Iowa added 538 new COVID-19 cases and 13 new, confirmed deaths Thursday.
The new numbers bring the state’s case total to 358,677 and the number of deaths to 5,870, according to Iowa Department of Public Health data.
The state’s seven-day average for cases is 479, and the average for deaths is four.
The number of fully vaccinated Iowans has surpassed 800,000.
As of Thursday, 800,257 Iowans have completed a vaccination series, according to IDPH data. The number is equal to 25.36 percent of all Iowans and 31.88 percent of Iowans 16 and older.
The number of people who have been vaccinated within the state is 833,502 as of Thursday afternoon.
In Linn County, 60,693 people, or 26.77 percent of the county’s total population, have been vaccinated as of Thursday afternoon.
In Johnson County, that number is 47,745 people, or 31.59 percent of the total population.
Locally, Linn County added 38 cases, bringing its total to 20,237. The county’s seven-day average for new cases is 25.
In Johnson County, 32 cases were reported Thursday, for a total of 13,972. Johnson’s seven-day average is 28.
Of the new cases, 89 were children up to age 17, bringing the total number of minors infected in Iowa to 41,778.
Of Thursday’s newly reported deaths, seven were people over 80 years old, four were 61 to 80, one was 41 to 60 and one was between 18 and 40.
Nine of the deaths took place in April, three happened in March and one was in January.
Polk County reported four new deaths, and Boone and Pottawattamie counties reported two each.
Counties that reported one death each were Johnson, Clinton, Guthrie, Ringgold and Woodbury.
Across the state, hospitalizations went from 218 to 215 as of Thursday. Patients in intensive care went from 57 to 49, and the number of patients on ventilators rose from 14 to 19.
LONG-TERM CARE FACILITIES
As of Thursday, three long-term care facilities in Iowa were experiencing COVID-19 outbreaks, the same number as Wednesday. The number of people positive with the virus remained at 31.
Since the start of the pandemic, 2,296 people within facilities have died of the virus.
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