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The number of Iowans completely vaccinated against the novel coronavirus reached 1,133,842 — 35.94 percent of the population — as of 1:30 p.m. Saturday.
Only one virus-related death was confirmed on Saturday, from April 10, statewide. That was of a person between the ages of 41 and 60, the state said.
The New York Times database listed 580,452 deaths nationwide as of early Saturday.
Linn County was listed with 39.54 percent of its population having received a complete series of vaccines, at 89,645 people. Johnson County reached 46.14 percent, with 69,741 residents fully vaccinated.
The New York Times estimated some 33 percent of the U.S. population had been fully vaccinated as of Saturday morning.
The state reported 300 new cases of COVID-19 as of early Saturday afternoon for the previous 24-hour period. That takes the seven-day average to 339.
Linn County was counted with 19 new cases, with a seven-day average of 23. Johnson County had 12 added cases, which took its seven-day average to 12.
Children under the age of 18 saw 74 new cases, according to state Department of Public health data. Only one new case was recorded for adults working in the education sector.
Polk — 57,329
Linn — 20,753
Scott — 19,839
Black Hawk — 15,762
Woodbury — 15,096
Johnson — 14,424
Dubuque — 13,333
Dallas — 11,126
Pottawattamie — 11,057
Story — 10,563
The number of Iowans hospitalized in connection with COVID-19 declined by 13 from Friday, to 179.
Thirty-nine patients were in intensive-care units, four fewer than the previous day, while 16 remained on ventilators.
Only one outbreak was included in Saturday afternoon’s statewide tabulation — down one from Friday.
That one outbreak — meaning the facility has recorded three or more positive cases of COVID-19 among residents or staff — was at Urbandale Health Care Center, in Polk County.
The Gazette’s Stephen Colbert contributed to this report.