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With the new numbers, the state’s seven-day average for new cases is 68.
Six more deaths were reported during the 24-hour period, bringing the pandemic total to 6,131.
As of 1:30 p.m. on Saturday, 1,420,714 Iowans were fully vaccinated, up 4,281 in the past 24 hours. Out of Iowans 12 and older, 53.09 percent had received a full series of vaccines. Counting all Iowans, 45.03 percent of the state’s population had been vaccinated.
The number of people fully vaccinated in the state, including non-Iowans, was 1,476,680.
In Linn County, 115,900 people are fully vaccinated, up 363 over the previous 24 hours. Of residents 16 and older, 64.23 percent are vaccinated. For the county’s total population, 51.12 percent had been vaccinated.
In Johnson County, 85,916 people were fully vaccinated, an increase of 300 over the past 24 hours. Of residents 16 and older, 69.11 percent were vaccinated — 56.85 percent of the total county population had received a full series.
Linn County saw two new cases, bringing its total to 21,262 and its seven-day average to six.
Johnson County added eight new cases, for a total of 14,634 and a seven-day average of two.
Statewide, 12 new cases were recorded among children 17 and younger.
Polk — 58,297
Linn — 21262
Scott — 20,318
Black Hawk — 16,249
Woodbury — 15,243
Johnson — 14,634
Dubuque — 13,523
Dallas — 11,297
Pottawattamie — 11,235
Story — 10,724.
Of the six confirmed deaths on Saturday, four of those people were between ages 61 and 80, one was between 41 and 60, and one was older than 80.
All six deaths occurred in June.
Two of the deaths were in Black Hawk County, and one death each was reported in Des Moines, Monroe, Pottawattamie and Warren counties.
Hospitalizations in Iowa rose from 46 to 56 on Saturday. On Friday, hospitalizations had been at their lowest since March 28, 2020.
The number of patients in intensive care went from 18 to 20, and the number of patients on ventilators remained at 12.
Long-term care facilities
As of Saturday, three long-term care centers had active COVID-19 outbreaks, the same as Friday. An outbreak is defined as having three or more cases among residents and staff.
The state subtracted one death from its tally of deaths associated with long-term care facilities, bringing the total to 2,372.
Within the facilities, the number of people infected with the virus remained the same, at 34.
The Gazette’s digital editor John McGlothlen contributed to this report.
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