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Iowa added 456 new COVID-19 cases Tuesday as well as 26 new, confirmed deaths.
The new numbers bring the state's total number of cases to 336,967 and the number of reported virus deaths to 5,498, according to Iowa Department of Public Health data.
The state's seven-day average for new cases is 512, as of 11 a.m. Tuesday.
Iowa's 456 new cases come from 2,666 new individual tests, according to state data.
Linn County added 20 new cases Tuesday, bringing the county total to 19,431. Linn County's seven-day average is 21. The county's positivity rate is 3.02 percent.
Johnson County added 14 cases for a total of 13,079 and a seven-day average of 19. The county's positivity rate as of Tuesday is 3.51 percent.
Of the state's new cases, 86 were among individuals 17 and younger, bringing the total number of minors infected with COVID-19 to 38,081.
The 26 newly reported virus deaths took place between Dec. 20 and Feb. 25.
Of the 26 deaths, 10 were of individuals over the age of 80, 15 were of individuals ages 61 to 80 and one was of an individual between 41 and 60.
Scott County reported three of Tuesday's deaths and Chickasaw, Jefferson and Polk counties reported two deaths each.
Counties reporting one death each were: Linn, Johnson, Allamakee, Black Hawk, Buena Vista, Carroll, Cerro Gordo, Cherokee, Clayton, Delaware, Dickinson, Floyd, Hancock, Kossuth, Osceola, Plymouth and Winnebago.
Across the state, COVID-19 hospitalizations went from 197 to 209. Patients in the ICU went from 48 to 39 and patients on ventilators went from 15 to 11.
As of Tuesday, 14 of Iowa's long-term care facilities were experiencing COVID-19 outbreaks, down five from Monday. Within those facilities, 237 individuals were positive with the virus, a decrease of 284 from 24 hours before. Since the beginning of the pandemic, almost a year ago, 2,179 individuals have died of COVID-19 within long-term care facilities.
As of 12:30 p.m. Tuesday, 723,262 total doses of COVID-19 vaccines have been administered in Iowa, with 696,640 going to Iowa residents.
Statewide, 349,744 individuals have received one dose of the two-dose series, while 186,759 are fully vaccinated.
In Linn County, 53,417 total doses have been administered, and 15,181 people - 8.71 percent of the adult population - have completed the vaccine.
In Johnson County, 48,270 total doses have been administered, and 15,031 - 11.9 percent of the adult population - have completed the vaccine.
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