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Iowa reported 169 new COVID-19 cases Wednesday, bringing the total number of people who have tested positive for the virus to 371,617, according to data from the Iowa Department of Public Health.
The state’s seven-day average is 88.
Included in Wednesday’s numbers were 18 cases among young people age 17 and under, bringing the total of cases among minors to 44,559.
Additionally, one case was reported among education workers, bringing that total to 7,743
In Linn County, 22 new cases were reported, bringing the county’s case total to 21,079. The county’s seven-day average is eight.
In Johnson County, two cases were added — the lowest number of new additions reported since June 16, 2020. That brings the total to 14,573 and the county’s seven-day average to three.
The state reported four new, confirmed COVID-19 deaths as of 11:30 a.m. Wednesday, raising the death toll to 6,061.
Of those who died, three were 81 and older and one was between 61 and 80. One death occurred in January and the others in May.
Wright County reported two deaths, while Hamilton and Lee counties each reported one.
As of 1:30 p.m. Wednesday, 1,312,604 Iowans — or 41.6 percent of the state’s population — were fully vaccinated against COVID-19, an increase of 2,450 from Tuesday.
The number of people who have been fully vaccinated within the state, non-Iowans included, was 1,365,072.
The state reported 1,253,269 people have completed the Moderna or Pfizer two-shot regimen, while 111,803 people have received the single-shot Johnson & Johnson vaccine.
The total of doses administered in the state as of Wednesday afternoon was 2,779,431.
In Linn County, 105,970 had been fully vaccinated. That’s 46.74 percent of the county’s total population.
In Johnson County, 79,561 people — or 52.64 percent of the county’s population — have been fully vaccinated.
Across the state, the number of people hospitalized Wednesday for COVID-19 dipped from 96 to 95.
Twenty-one patients were being treated in intensive care Wednesday, the same as Tuesday, and 10 patients were on ventilators to help them breathe, a decrease of two from the day before.
Long-term care facilities
The state added a third long-term care facility to its outbreak list Wednesday. An outbreak is considered three or more cases among a facility’s residents and staff.
Great River Klein Center in Des Moines County reported three positive COVID-19 cases.
Heritage Care and Rehabilitation in Cerro Gordo County and Clarion Wellness and Rehabilitation Center in Wright County remained on the list Wednesday afternoon with 11 and six positive cases, respectively.
To date, 2,367 people in long-term care facilities have died as the result of COVID-19, accounting for roughly 39 percent of the state’s death toll.
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