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Iowa reported 80 new COVID-19 cases Friday, bringing the total number of people in the state who have tested positive for the virus to 372,389, according to data from the Iowa Department of Public Health.
The state’s seven-day average for new cases is 79.
Included in Friday’s new additions were 17 cases among young people age 17 and younger, bringing the total number of minors who have tested positive for the virus to 44,695.
Two new cases were also reported among education workers, bringing that total to 7,743.
In Linn County, 11 new cases were reported, bringing the county’s total number of cases to 21,163. The county’s seven-day average is nine.
Johnson County added one new case for a total of 14,598.
The state reported two new, confirmed COVID-19 deaths as of 11:30 a.m. Friday – one in Mitchell County and the other in Woodbury County.
Both individuals were between the ages of 61 and 80. One death occurred in May, and the other in June.
To date, 6,097 people in Iowa have succumbed to the virus.
As of 1:30 p.m. Friday, 1,362,636 Iowans – or 43.19 percent of the state’s population – were fully vaccinated against COVID-19, an increase of 5,690 from Thursday.
The number of people who have been fully vaccinated within the state, non-Iowans included, was 1,416,563.
The state reported 1,300,288 individuals have completed the Moderna or Pfizer two-shot regimen while 116,275 people have received the single-shot Johnson and Johnson vaccine.
The number of total doses administered in the state as of Friday afternoon was 2,852,513.
In Linn County, 111,474 had been fully vaccinated. That’s 49.17 percent of the county’s total population.
In Johnson County, 83,118 people – or 54.99 percent of the county’s population – have been fully vaccinated.
Across the state, the number of individuals hospitalized Friday for COVID-19 dipped from 74 to 73, the lowest number reported since early April 2020.
Eighteen patients were being treated in intensive care units Friday, and six patients were on ventilators to help them breathe.
Long-term care facilities
Four long-term care facilities in Iowa continue to struggle with COVID-19 outbreaks. Within those facilities, 31 individuals are sick with the virus.
An outbreak is considered three or more cases among a facility’s residents and staff.
To date, 2,370 individuals in these facilities have died as the result of COVID-19, accounting for nearly 39 percent of the state’s death toll.
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