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Linn County passes 2,000 total coronavirus cases

Seven-day rolling averages for state and Linn County are down

This illustration provided by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention in January 2020 shows the 2019 Novel Corona
This illustration provided by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention in January 2020 shows the 2019 Novel Coronavirus (2019-nCoV). (CDC via AP)
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Linn County passed 2,000 total COVID-19 positive cases Saturday, with 29 new cases for the 24-hour period as of 11 a.m., for a total of 2,008.

Overall, Iowa had 461 new cases, totaling 44,936, and seven additional deaths due to the virus. That brings the total to 872 since March 8.

There were 4,925 tests Saturday, with 9.36 percent positive.

But Iowa’s seven-day rolling average of 473 is the lowest since 451 on July 8.

Linn County’s seven-day average is down to 34, from 36. Linn positive tests have been in double-digits for 20 consecutive days, with more than 30 positive tests on 11 of those days.

The severn-day rolling average is the average number of daily cases in the state or county, updated dated daily by The Gazette.

Winslow House Care Center in Marion added one recovery for a total of six. There still are seven positive cases.

Johnson County overall had 19 new cases Saturday, bringing the total to 1,887. The seven-day average stayed at 23. With one new death in Johnson, the total is 15.

Cass County, in southwest Iowa, recorded its first death Saturday due to COVID-19. Twenty-five Iowa counties have so far reported no deaths from the virus.

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Other counties that reported deaths Saturday are Clinton, Johnson, Lee and Scott with one each and Woodbury with two.

Hospitalizations from COVID-19 were up 17 statewide, to 242, with six additional intensive care unit patients and six more patients on ventilators. The total number of patients on ventilators, at 35, is the most since total of 35 on July 14.

Here were the top 10 counties in total cases as of Saturday:

1. Polk — 9,538

2. Woodbury — 3,627

3. Black — 2,971

4. Linn — 2,008

5. Johnson — 1,887

6. Buena Vista — 1,782

7. Dallas — 1,752

8. Scott — 1,563

9. Dubuque — 1,489

10. Marshall — 1,375

Counties with double-digit increases or more were:

1. Polk — 92

2. Dubuque — 29

3. Linn — 29

4. Pottawattamie — 25

5. Johnson — 19

6. Scott — 19

7. Black Hawk — 18

8. Dallas — 16

9. Webster — 15

10. Muscatine — 11

11. Woodbury — 10

Nathan Ford of The Gazette contributed to this report.

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