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Iowa added 654 new coronavirus cases Thursday as well as 23 newly reported confirmed deaths.
The new numbers bring the state's total to 334,758 cases and 5,438 deaths, according to the Iowa Department of Public Health. Iowa's seven-day average of new cases is 527.
The new cases come from 17,644 tests in the 24-hour period as of 11 a.m. Thursday.
Linn County added 28 new cases for a total of 19,338. The county's seven-day average is 22.
Johnson County reported 25 cases for a county total of 13,012. Johnson's seven-day average is 18.
Of all the new cases, 115 were youths up to age 17, bringing the total number of minors in Iowa infected with the virus to 37,708.
The 23 new, confirmed deaths took place from Jan. 3 to Feb. 20, according to Iowa Department of Public Health data.
Of the new deaths, 17 were people over 80 years old, four were 61 to 80 and two were 41 to 60.
Ringgold County reported four of the newly reported deaths and Des Moines, Muscatine and Washington counties reported two deaths each.
Counties with one new death each include Linn, Allamakee, Black Hawk, Calhoun, Fayette, Hardin, Mahaska, Monona, Pottawattamie, Poweshiek, Sioux, Wapello and Warren.
Across the state, hospitalizations for COVID-19 decreased from 233 to 227 as of Thursday.
ICU patients dipped from 57 to 55 and patients on ventilators went from 23 to 22.
LONG-TERM CARE FACILITIES
As of Thursday, 18 of Iowa's long-term care facilities were experiencing virus outbreaks, according to Iowa Department of Public Health data. Within those facilities, 460 individuals were COVID-19 positive. Since the start of the pandemic, 2,155 people in facilities have died from the virus.
As of Thursday afternoon, 626,947 doses of vaccines have been administered in Iowa with 603,415 of those doses going to Iowa residents.
The number of people in the state with the first of the two-dose series was 316,183 and the number of individuals completing vaccination was 155,382.
In Linn County, 45,891 doses have been administered, with 12,253 having completed both shots - or 7.03 percent of the adult population.
In Johnson County, 42,338 doses have been administered, with 13,014 completing both shots - 10.74 percent of the county's adult population.
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