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Iowa reported 655 new COVID-19 cases on Wednesday.
The new cases bring the state’s total to 358,139, according to the Iowa Department of Public Health.
The state’s seven-day average for new cases is 497.
As of Wednesday afternoon, 782,716 Iowans are fully vaccinated. The number is equal to 31.19 percent of Iowa’s adult population (16 and older).
Overall, 815,152 people have been fully vaccinated in Iowa, including non-Iowans.
The number of doses administered in Iowa is now 1,938,704, with 1,866,464 doses going to Iowans.
In Linn County, the number of doses administered totals 143,824, with 59,292 people fully vaccinated. That is 32.86 percent of the county’s 16-and-older population.
In Johnson County, the total of doses administered is 114,015, with 46,937 people fully vaccinated. That is 37.76 percent of the county’s adult population.
Linn County added 22 new cases, bringing the number of cases since March 2020 to 20,199. The county’s seven-day average of new cases is 24.
Johnson County added 43 cases for a total of 13,940. Johnson’s seven-day average is 30.
Of new cases statewide, 88 were children up to age 17, bringing the total of infected minors to 41,555.
Iowa reported no new, confirmed deaths Wednesday for the fourth day in a row.
The state’s death toll remains at 5,857.
Across the state, virus hospitalizations dipped from 220 to 218 in the 24-hour period ending at 11 a.m. Wednesday. Patients in intensive care increased from 56 to 57, and the number of patients on ventilators dropped from 20 to 14.
Long-term care facilities
The number of long-term care facilities in the state experiencing COVID-19 outbreaks — three or more cases among residents and staff — remained at three Wednesday. Thirty-one people were sick with COVID-19 in those facilities as of Wednesday afternoon.
To date, 2,296 people have died from the virus in Iowa’s care facilities since March 2020.
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