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Iowa reported 108 additional positive COVID-19 cases as of noon Saturday and one new death, according to data from the Iowa Department of Public Health.
The Iowa Department of Public Health also listed four current outbreaks of the novel coronavirus at long-term care facilities.
As of 1:30 p.m. Saturday, 1,329,210 Iowans — or 42.13 percent of the state’s population — had been vaccinated, according to Iowa Department of Public Health data and as analyzed by The Gazette.
In Linn County, 107,636 people have been fully vaccinated, or 47.48 percent of its population. For Johnson County, 80,583 residents have been fully vaccinated — 53.32 percent of the population.
Long-term care outbreaks
The state added one new long-term care outbreak, in Audubon County in western Iowa, as of 11 a.m. Saturday. An outbreak is defined as three or more positive cases at a facility.
Twenty-five positive cases were listed statewide.
Since March 2020, there have been 2,367 deaths connected to the virus in Iowa long-term care centers.
Linn County added 18 new positive cases as of noon Saturday for the previous 24-hour period, for a seven-day average of 10.
In Johnson County, one new case was added, with a seven-day average of three.
The single confirmed death on Saturday was in the 61 to 80 age range and occurred May 10 in Union County.
The new numbers bring the state’s total to 6,068 deaths since COVID-19 first was reported in Iowa, in March 2020.
Hospitalizations fell for the fifth consecutive day on Saturday, with a total of 88 hospitalizations in the state as of Saturday morning. Hospitalizations are at their lowest since 85 on April 4, 2020.
The number of patients in intensive-care units and on ventilators was unchanged, at 17 and seven respectively.
The Gazette’s Katie Brumbeloe contributed to this report.
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