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Slightly more than 33 percent of all Iowans had been vaccinated against the novel coronavirus by late morning Saturday.
But the state also recorded 388 additional new cases of COVID-19 as of 11 a.m. Saturday for the previous 24-hour time period, according to Iowa Department of Public Health data and as analyzed by The Gazette.
Iowa listed 19,051 more residents having been fully vaccinated as of 11 a.m. Saturday. That took the total to 1,042,103, or 33.03 percent of the population.
Linn County had 1,225 more people complete a full series of vaccinations, which brought the county to having 35.18 percent of its population to being fully vaccinated.
Johnson County added 1,477 individuals to its list of residents who finished a complete series, taking it to 42.11 percent.
Linn County reported eight new COVID-19 cases, for a seven-day average of 20. That’s a drop of 15 from Friday’s figures.
Johnson County also saw a decline from the day before — from 24 additional cases to 13 additional cases on Saturday, with a seven-day average of 19.
Seventy-nine more cases for children under the age of 18 were listed on the state’s database.
The public health department reported two deaths related to COVID-19, drawing the state’s total over the past 13 months to 5,950. Both of those were this month and of Iowans between the ages of 61 and 80.
The New York Times’ database recorded 575,637 deaths nationwide as of Saturday morning.
The number of Iowans hospitalized statewide was down as of 11 a.m. Saturday by two from the previous day, to 189.
Forty-four patients were in intensive-care units and 18 were on ventilators.
The public health department has reported one coronavirus outbreak statewide at a long-term care facility each day since April 20.
Eighteen individuals connected to long-term care centers were tested positive as Saturday.
Thus far, 2,317 COVID-19 deaths have been related to those at long-term care facilities.
The Gazette’s Stephen Colbert contributed to this report.