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Iowa on Wednesday added 138 new COVID-19 cases and two new, confirmed deaths.
The new numbers bring the state’s to number of COVID-19 cases since March 2020 to 366,131 and its death toll to 5,962, according to Iowa Department of Public Health data.
Iowa’s seven-day average for new cases was 315 as of Wednesday.
Johnson County reported five new cases for a county total of 14,382 and a seven-day average of 13.
In Linn County, only three people were tested for COVID-19, the fewest since Feb. 21, when data started being released. The county subtracted one case Wednesday, with no explanation provided, putting its total number of cases at 20,675 since March 2020. The county’s seven-day average is 18.
Forty-one of the new cases in Iowa on Wednesday were among children up to age 17, bringing the total in that age group to 43,379.
As of Wednesday afternoon, the number of fully vaccinated Iowans was 1,083,741, an increase of 14,731 from Tuesday.
That’s 34.35 percent of the state’s total population and 43.18 percent of the 16-and-over population eligible for the vaccines.
The number of people fully vaccinated within the state, non-Iowans included, was 1,127,558.
As of Wednesday, 2,423,000 doses of the COVID-19 vaccine have been administered in the state.
In Linn County, 84,723 people were fully vaccinated as of Wednesday. That is 37.37 percent of the county’s total population and 46.95 percent of the 16-and-over population.
In Johnson County, 66,628 people were fully vaccinated as of Wednesday — 44.08 percent of the county’s total population and 53.6 percent of the 16-and-over population.
The two deaths confirmed Wednesday occurred April 7 and April 12. Both occurred in Dubuque County, and both individuals were between 61 and 80 years old, according to state data.
Across the state, COVID-19 hospitalizations dipped from 195 to 192 during the 24-hour period ending at 11 a.m. Wednesday.
The number of intensive-care patients decreased from 48 to 47, and the number of patients on ventilators dropped from 23 to 20.
As of Wednesday, the state reported one long-term care facility was experiencing a COVID-19 outbreak, with the Urbandale Health Care Center in Polk County reporting 19 COVID-19 cases and 17 recoveries.
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John McGlothlen of The Gazette contributed to this report.