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Iowa on Thursday added 119 new COVID-19 cases and two new, confirmed deaths.
The new numbers bring the state’s totals to 373,942 cases and 6,140 deaths, according to Iowa Department of Public Health data.
The seven-day average for new cases is 81 as of Thursday. The seven-day average for deaths is two.
Linn County reported six new cases in the 24-hour period ending at 11 a.m. Thursday, bringing the county total to 21,286 and the seven-day average for new cases to five.
Johnson County reported five new cases for a total of 14,646 and a seven-day average of three.
As of Thursday afternoon, 1,435,271 Iowans had been fully vaccinated. That's 53.63 percent of Iowans 12 and older and 45.49 percent of all Iowans.
The total number of individuals fully vaccinated in the state, non-Iowans included, is 1,491,694.
In Linn County, 117,025 residents 16 and older had been vaccinated. That’s 64.86 percent of that population, and 51.62 percent of the county’s total population.
In Johnson County, 86,741 people 16 and over are fully vaccinated, for 69.78 of that population and 57.39 percent of the county’s total population.
Both of Thursday’s two new, confirmed deaths involved individuals over 80 years old.
Both deaths took place in June. Black Hawk and Pottawattamie counties each reported one death.
The new deaths bring Iowa’s COVID-19 death toll to 6,140 since March 2020.
The number of COVID-19 hospitalizations ticked up from 70 to 71. The number of patients in intensive care units increased from 21 to 23 and patients on ventilators increased from nine to 11.
Long-Term Care Facilities
Two of Iowa’s long-term care facilities continue to experience outbreaks, down one from Wednesday. In those facilities, 23 people were positive for COVID-19, down 12 from Wednesday.
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