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Iowa on Tuesday reported 93 new COVID-19 cases, bringing the total of people who have tested positive since the start of the pandemic to 373,706, according to data from the Iowa Department of Public Health.
Iowa’s seven-day average for new cases is 72.
Of the new cases, 10 were reported among people 17 or younger, bringing the total number of minors who have tested positive to 44,874.
One new case was added among education workers, bringing that total to 7,745.
Linn County reported nine cases for a county total of 21,278 cases and a seven-day average of six.
Johnson County subtracted one case Tuesday, bringing the county’s total to 14,635. Health officials did not provide a reason for the subtraction. The county’s seven-day average Tuesday was two.
The state reported one new confirmed death Tuesday. The death occurred June 5 in Fremont County. The deceased was over 80 years old.
To date, 6,134 people in Iowa have died from COVID-19.
As of Tuesday afternoon, 1,432,005 Iowans were fully vaccinated. That’s 53.51 percent of people 12 and older and 45.39 percent of the state’s total population.
The total number of people fully vaccinated within the state, non-Iowans included, is 1,488,285.
In Linn County, 116,731 people are fully vaccinated. That’s 64.69 percent of those 16 or older and 51.49 percent of the county’s total population.
In Johnson County, 86,624 people are fully vaccinated, accounting for 69.68 percent of people 16 or older and 57.31 percent of the total population.
Across the state, the number of people hospitalized for COVID-19 dipped from 67 to 66. Of those, 18 were in intensive care, down from 23 on Monday, and 11 were on ventilators to help them breathe, down from 12 the day before.
Long-term care facilities
Three long-term care facilities continue to experience COVID -19 outbreaks, with 34 people sick. An outbreak is considered three or more cases among a facility’s residents and staff.
To date, 2,372 people in 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 to this report.