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Iowa on Thursday reported 567 new COVID-19 cases and 35 new, confirmed deaths.
The new numbers bring the state's total number of virus cases to 338,161 and the number of deaths to 5,536 since last march, according to the Iowa Department of Public Health.
The new cases were identified in 16,963 tests in the 24-hour period ending at 11 a.m. Thursday.
Iowa's seven-day average of new cases, as of 11 a.m. Thursday, was 486 The state's seven-day positivity rate is 4 percent.
As of 12:30 p.m. Thursday, 768,426 doses of COVID-19 vaccines have been administered in Iowa, with 740,526 going to Iowa residents.
Statewide, 351,568 individuals have received one dose of the two-dose series, while 208,429 are fully vaccinated.
In Linn County, 56,549 doses have been administered, and 16,793 - or 9.63 percent of the adult population in the county - have completed the two-shot vaccine.
In Johnson County, 51,154 doses have been administered, and 16,798 - or 14 percent of the adult population - have completed the vaccine.
The 35 deaths reported Thursday took place between Dec. 9 and March 2.
Of those deaths, 20 were of individuals over age 80, 13 were ages 61 to 80, one was 41 to 60 and one was 18 to 40.
Polk County reported seven deaths and Pottawattamie County reported three.
Counties that reported two deaths each include Linn, Louisa, Muscatine, Warren and Woodbury.
Counties that reported one death each include Johnson, Adair, Allamakee, Black Hawk, Bremer, Cerro Gordo, Dubuque, Jasper, Jones, Lee, Marion, Marshall, Scott, Webster and Winneshiek.
Across the state, COVID-19 hospitalizations dropped from 191 to 184.
The number of patients in intensive care units dipped from 40 to 39, and the number of patients on ventilators remained at 11 for the third day in a row.
Long-Term Care Facilities
As of Thursday, 12 of Iowa's long-term care facilities were experiencing COVID-19 outbreaks - three or more cases among residents and staff.
Within those facilities, 179 individuals were positive with the virus.
Since the beginning of the pandemic, 2,187 people have died of COVID-19 within long-term care facilities.
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John McGlothlen contributed.