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More than 1 million people in Iowa have been fully vaccinated against COVID-19.
State public health data shows that as of 1:30 p.m. Wednesday, 1,021,095 people, including non-Iowans, are fully vaccinated, an increase of 21,644 from the day before.
Of those, 933,209 people completed the two-shot Moderna or Pfizer vaccine and 87,886 received the Johnson & Johnson single-shot vaccine.
The number of Iowans fully vaccinated as of Wednesday afternoon was 960,613. That’s 31.1 percent of all Iowans and 39.1 percent of adult Iowans over age 16, the youngest people who can be vaccinated.
To date, 2,282,537 doses of the vaccine have been administered in the state, up more than 31,000 from Tuesday.
In Linn County, 76,277 people are fully vaccinated, or 33.7 percent of the county’s total population and 42.3 percent of the adult population. Some 173,754 doses of the vaccine have been administered, up 2,720 from the day before.
In Johnson County, 59,022 people are fully vaccinated, or 39.05 percent of the county’s total population and 47.5 percent of the adult population. Some 134,316 doses have been administered, up 2,225 from Tuesday’s total.
Iowa on Wednesday reported 503 new COVID-19 cases, bringing the total number of people in the state who have tested positive for COVID-19 to 363,929 since March 2020, according to Iowa Department of Public Health data.
The state’s seven-day average for new cases is 374.
Linn County added 24 new cases, bringing its pandemic total to 20,551. The county’s seven-day average is 24. Of 840 COVID-19 tests reported in the 24-hour period ending at 11 a.m. Wednesday, 26 were positive, for a 3.1 percent positivity rate.
Johnson County reported 33 cases for a total of 14,290. Johnson’s seven-day average is 19. Of the 660 COVID-19 text reported in the 24-hour period, 34 were positive, for a 5.15 percent positivity rate.
Of Wednesday’s new cases, 127 were found in children up to age 17, bringing the total of infected minors to 42,897 since March 2020.
The state reported one new, confirmed death, bringing the total number of COVID-19 deaths in Iowa to 5,931.
The death reported Wednesday was an individual between ages of 61 and 80, who died March 5 in Black Hawk County.
Across the state, hospitalizations for COVID-19 remained at 184 Wednesday.
Patients in intensive care rose from 35 to 37 and the number of patients on ventilators went from 23 to 24.
One long-term care facility in Iowa is experiencing a virus outbreak — three or more cases — with 18 people sick.
To date, 2,313 individuals have died in Iowa’s long-term care facilities, accounting for roughly 39 percent of the state’s death toll.
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