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Three new confirmed deaths were recorded statewide.
As of 1:30 p.m. Saturday, 1,400,974 Iowans — 44.40 percent of the state’s population — were fully vaccinated.
In Linn County, 114,365 residents have been fully vaccinated, or 50.45 percent of the county’s population.
In Johnson County, 84,838 residents have been fully vaccinated — 56.13 percent of its population.
Sixty-eight people were hospitalized statewide due to the novel coronavirus as of Saturday afternoon, the same as the previous day. There were 17 patients in intensive care units, and 10 patients on ventilators.
Long-term care outbreaks
There were three outbreaks of COVID-19 at long-term care facilities in the state, unchanged since Tuesday. As of Saturday afternoon, there are 29 individuals who tested positive for the virus who were connected to a long-term care facility.
Since March 2020, there have been 2,373 deaths from the virus connected to long-term care facilities in Iowa.
Linn County added nine new positive cases as of 1:30 p.m. Saturday for the previous 24-hour period, for a seven-day average of seven daily cases.
Johnson County recorded two new cases Saturday, for a seven-day average of two cases each day.
Two of the three deaths reported by the Iowa Department of Public Health on Saturday were among ages 61 to 80, and one in an individual aged between 41 and 60.
Two of the confirmed deaths occurred in May, and one was in June.
The Gazette’s Stephen Colbert contributed to this report.
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