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Iowa added 631 new COVID-19 cases and six new, confirmed deaths Wednesday.
The new numbers bring the state’s case total to 361,314 and the number of deaths to 5,899, according to Iowa Department of Public Health data.
The state’s seven-day average for cases is 454, and the average for deaths is four.
The number of fully vaccinated individuals in Iowa – including non-Iowans – has surpassed 900,000.
As of Wednesday afternoon, the Iowa Department of Public Health reported that 911,336 people in the state have been fully vaccinated against COVID-19.
Of those fully vaccinated individuals, 875,428 are Iowans, equaling 27.75 percent of the state’s population.
State data shows that 824,114 people have completed the Pfizer or Moderna two-dose series and 87,222 people have received the Johnson & Johnson single-dose vaccine.
A total of 2,110,932 COVID-19 vaccine doses have been administered in the state.
In Linn County, 67,377 people, or 29.72 percent of the county’s total population, have been vaccinated as of Wednesday afternoon.
In Johnson County, that number is 53,329 people, or 35.28 percent of the total population.
Locally, Linn County added 23 cases, bringing its total to 20,385. The county’s seven-day average for new cases is 27.
In Johnson County, 43 cases were reported Wednesday, for a total of 14,154. Johnson’s seven-day average is 31.
Of the new cases, 160 were children up to age 17, bringing the total number of minors infected in Iowa to 42,320.
Of Wednesday’s newly reported deaths, five were people over 80 and one was 61 to 80.
The deaths happened between Jan. 9 and March 27.
Counties that reported one death each were Cerro Gordo, Palo Alto, Polk, Scott, Wapello and Webster.
Across the state, hospitalizations went from 215 to 219 as of Wednesday. Patients in intensive care went from 53 to 54, and the number of patients on ventilators rose from 19 to 20.
As of Wednesday, one long-term care facility in Iowa was experiencing a COVID-19 outbreak, the same number as Tuesday. The number of people with the virus remained at 18.
Since the start of the pandemic, 2,304 people within long-term care facilities have died of the virus.
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