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A total of 836,453 Iowans had been fully vaccinated — 26.51 percent of the state population — against the novel coronavirus as of Saturday evening, according to state figures.
So far, more than 2.038 million doses had been administered statewide, 1.96 million to Iowans.
Johnson County was up to 32.42 percent of its residents receiving a complete series, at 48,997 people.
Across the state 566 new positive cases were recorded as of Saturday evening.
Some of the data on the Iowa Department of Public Health’s website, including for individual case numbers, had not been updated as of Saturday evening since Friday.
Linn County was listed at 5:30 p.m. Saturday with 21 total new positive cases, and Johnson recorded 37.
Twenty-nine newly recorded cases on the state’s database were children.
The New York Times recorded 31.5 millions cases nationwide as of Saturday morning.
The number of persons hospitalized in Iowa with COVID-19 was listed at 233, seven more than Friday morning count.
Fifty remained in intensive-care units and 19 on ventilators — unchanged from the day before, according to state data Saturday evening.
Three Iowas were confirmed dead in connection to the coronavirus, for a statewide total of 5,881 persons over the past 13 months.
Two of those people were between the ages of 61 and 80, and one was between 41 and 60 years old. One of those deaths occurred in February and two in March and just now are being attributed to the virus.
The New York Times on Saturday morning listed 565,778 deaths in the United States since the beginning of the pandemic in 2020.
The Gazette’s Stephen Colbert contributed to this report.