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Iowa reported 78 additional positive COVID-19 cases as of noon Sunday, and four new deaths, according to data from the Iowa Department of Public Health.
Hospitalizations due to the virus are at their lowest since April 3, 2020, with 80 patients hospitalized statewide.
As of 1:30 p.m. Sunday, 1,344,359 Iowans — 42.29 percent of the state’s population — were fully vaccinated, according to the state public health department’s website and as analyzed by the The Gazette.
In Linn County, 108,130 people have been fully vaccinated, or 47.7 percent of the county’s population. In Johnson County, 81,053 people have been fully vaccinated, totaling 53.63 percent of its residents.
The number of patients in intensive-care units statewide decreased from 17 on Saturday to 16 on Sunday.
But the number of patients on ventilators increased by one, with eight patients total needing ventilators in the state.
Long-term care outbreaks
There were four outbreaks in long-term care facilities in the state, as of 11 a.m. Sunday, that same as the day before. An outbreak is defined as three or more positive cases at a facility.
There were 25 positive cases connected to long-term care facilities listed statewide.
The state added one new death connected to a long-term care facility on Sunday. Since March 2020, there have been 2,368 deaths connected to the virus in Iowa long-term care centers.
Linn County added nine new cases as of 11 a.m. Sunday for the previous 24-hour period, for a seven-day average of 11. The test positivity rate in the county was 12.30 percent — the highest rate in the county since Feb. 21.
In Johnson County, four new cases were added, with a seven-day average of three.
The four confirmed deaths reported Sunday were in Davis, Franklin, Plymouth and Sac counties. One of the deaths reported occurred in April, and three in May.
The new numbers bring the state’s total to 6,072 deaths since COVID-19 was first reported in Iowa in March 2020.
The Gazette’s John McGlothlen contributed to this report.
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