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Iowa on Wednesday added 374 new COVID-19 cases and five new, confirmed deaths.
The additions bring the number of coronavirus cases in Iowa since March 2020 to 368,468 and puts the state’s death toll at 5,994.
Iowa’s seven-day average for new cases is 334, and its seven-day average for deaths is five.
As of Wednesday afternoon, the number of fully vaccinated Iowans was 1,168,902 — 37.05 percent of the state’s population and 46.57 percent of the Iowans age 16 and over. The total increased 11,068 from Tuesday.
The number of people who have been fully vaccinated within the state, non-Iowans included, was 1,216,277, up 11,562 from the day before.
The state Department of Public Health reported 1,118,155 individuals have completed the Moderna or Pfizer two-shot vaccine while 98,122 people have received the single-shot Johnson & Johnson vaccine.
The number of total doses administered in the state was 2,538,058 as of 1:30 p.m. Wednesday.
In Linn County, 92,727 people were fully vaccinated as of Wednesday. That is 40.9 percent of the county’s total population and 51.39 percent of the 16-and-over population.
In Johnson County, 72,864 people were fully vaccinated as of Wednesday. That is 48.21 percent of the county’s total population and 58.61 percent of the 16-and-over population.
Linn County added 19 new COVID-19 cases Wednesday, bringing the county’s total number of cases to 20,831 since March 2020. The county’s seven-day average of new cases was 22.
Johnson County reported seven new cases, for a county total of 14,465 and a seven-day average of 12.
Ninety-one of the new cases reported in Iowa on Wednesday were among children up to age 18, bringing the total in that age group to 43,888.
Of the five new, confirmed deaths reported Wednesday, one was an individual between the ages of 41 and 60, two were between 61-80 and two were 81 or older.
The deaths occurred between April 17 and May 9.
Polk County reported two deaths, while Delaware, Ida and Scott counties reported one death each.
Across the state, virus hospitalizations dropped from 163 to 159 during the 24-hour period ending at 11 a.m. Wednesday — the lowest total since July 6.
The number of intensive-care patients dipped from 43 to 36, and the number of patients on ventilators decreased from 22 to 17.
Twenty-seven individuals in long-term care facilities were sick with the virus in two facilities — Risen Son Christian Village in Pottawattamie County, which was added to the outbreak list Wednesday, and Urbandale Health Care Center in Polk County, on the outbreak list since May 4.
An outbreak is considered three or more cases among a facility’s residents and staff.
Since the start of the pandemic, 2,329 people in Iowa long-term care facilities have died of COVID-19, accounting for roughly 38 percent of the state’s death toll.
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John McGlothlen of The Gazette contributed.