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Iowa on Friday reported 70 new COVID-19 cases, bringing the total number of people who have tested positive since March 2020 to 372,964, according to data from the Iowa Department of Public Health.
Iowa’s seven-day average for new cases is 82.
Of the state’s additions, 12 cases were reported among people age 17 or younger, bringing the total of minors who have tested positive to 44,782.
One new case was reported among education workers, bringing that total to 7,745.
Linn County reported eight cases for a county total of 21,214 cases and a seven-day average of seven.
Johnson County reported no new cases Friday. To date, 14,617 people have tested positive in Johnson County. The county’s seven-day average Friday was three.
As of Friday afternoon, 1,396,648 Iowans were fully vaccinated, or 44.27 percent of the state’s population.
The number of people fully vaccinated in the state, non-Iowans included, is 1,451,632.
In Linn County, 114,093 people are fully vaccinated. That is 50.33 percent of the total population.
In Johnson County, 84,706 people, or 56.04 percent of the total population, are vaccinated.
As of Friday, 68 people in Iowa were hospitalized for COVID-19, the lowest number reported since April 1, 2020.
Of those patients, 17 are in intensive care units, and 11 are on ventilators to help them breathe.
Long-term care facilities
Long-term care facility cases remained the same Friday, with outbreaks at three facilities and 29 people with COVID-19.
To date, 2,373 people in long-term care facilities have died of COVID-19, accounting for roughly 39 percent of the state’s death toll.
Iowa reported no new deaths Friday. To date, 6,109 people in Iowa have died as a result of COVID-19.
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Katie Brumbeloe of The Gazette contributed to this report.