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Iowa added 398 new COVID-19 cases and three new, confirmed deaths Friday.
The new numbers bring the state’s case total to 367,240 and death toll to 5,983, according to Iowa Department of Public Health data.
Iowa’s seven-day average for cases was 352. The average for deaths was five.
As of Friday afternoon, the number of fully vaccinated Iowans was 1,117,367, or 35.41 percent of the state’s population. That’s an increase of 33,626 from Wednesday. (Vaccination totals were not updated Thursday afternoon.)
The number of people who have been fully vaccinated within the state, non-Iowans included, was 1,162,521, an increase of 34,963 over the past 48 hours.
The number of total doses administered in the state was 2,467,782.
In Linn County, 87,939 people were fully vaccinated as of Friday. That is 38.79 percent of the county’s population.
In Johnson County, that number was 68,942, or 45.61 percent of the county’s population.
Linn County added 31 new cases Friday, bringing the county’s total of people who have tested positive for COVID-19 to 20,753. The county’s seven-day average was 21.
Johnson County reported 18 new cases for a county total of 14,424 and a seven-day average of 12.
Eighty-two of the new cases reported in Iowa on Friday were among children up to age 17, bringing the total in that age group to 43,590.
Additionally, six new cases were reported among education workers, bringing that total to 7,737.
The three deaths that were confirmed Friday occurred April 10, April 26 and April 28. One death each occurred in Plymouth, Polk and Union counties.
Two of the deceased were between 41 and 60 years old, and one was over 80, according to IDPH data.
Across the state, virus hospitalizations went from 188 to 189 during the 24-hour period ending at 11 a.m. Friday.
The number of intensive-care patients decreased from 45 to 43, and the number of patients on ventilators dropped from 18 to 16.
LONG-TERM CARE FACILITIES
As of Friday, the state reported two long-term care facilities were experiencing COVID-19 outbreaks. An outbreak is defined as three or more positive COVID-19 cases among residents and/or staff.
Urbandale Health Care Center in Polk County remained on the outbreak list as of 11 a.m. Friday, and New Hampton Nursing Center and Rehab in Chickasaw County was added to the list.
Between the two facilities, a total of 22 people are positive for COVID-19, an increase of four cases from Thursday.
Since the start of the pandemic, 2,232 people in long-term care facilities have died of COVID-19, accounting for roughly 37 percent of the state’s death toll.
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