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Iowa reported 70 new COVID-19 cases and 11 new, confirmed deaths Thursday, bringing the total number of people in the state who have tested positive for the virus to 372,309, according to data from the Iowa Department of Public Health.
The state’s seven-day average for new cases is 84. The average for deaths is four.
Linn County added five new cases Thursday, bringing the county’s total to 21,152. The county’s seven-day average is nine.
Johnson County reported three cases for a total of 14,597 and a seven-day average of three.
As of Thursday afternoon, 1,356,946 Iowans — or 43 percent of the state’s population — were fully vaccinated against COVID-19.
The number of people who have been fully vaccinated in the state, non-Iowans included, is 1,410,719.
In Linn County, 110,638 people are fully vaccinated, or 48.80 percent of the population.
In Johnson County, 82,867 people — 54.83 percent of the population — are fully vaccinated.
The state reported 11 new, confirmed COVID-19 deaths Thursday, bringing the total number of Iowans who have died from the virus to 6,095.
Of those, five were people over age 80 and six were people between the ages of 61 and 80. Nine of the deaths took place in May while the other two took place in June.
Cerro Gordo and Polk counties reported two deaths each. Counties reporting one death each include Linn, Black Hawk, Chickasaw, Des Moines, Kossuth, Monroe and Warren.
Across the state, the number of people hospitalized for COVID-19 dipped from 85 to 74 on Thursday, the lowest since April 2, 2020. Patients in intensive care units increased from 18 to 19 and patients on ventilators dipped from eight to seven.
Long-Term Care Facilities
Four long-term care facilities in Iowa are experiencing COVID-19 outbreaks, with 30 people positive for the virus.
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