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Posted on: August 6, 2021

Linn County COVID-19 Status Update

LINN COUNTY COVID-19 STATUS UPDATE

August 6, 2021


Linn County Case Count Data

As of 8:00 AM August 6, 2021

  • Active cases: 504
  • Currently hospitalized: 12
  • Total deaths: 353
  • Total recovered: 21,040
  • Total cases to date: 21,897

Case Trends

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Note: The State of Iowa has transitioned from reporting positive individuals to positive tests. Linn County will continue to report positive individuals. Therefore, numbers from the state and Linn County dashboard will not match. 

Additional data on COVID-19 cases is available on Linn County’s case count dashboard.  



Linn County Metrics

As of August 6, 2021

Test Positivity Rate*:

16.8%

7-Day Test Positivity Rate:

9.6%

14-Day Test Positivity Rate:

8.7%

*Percent of positive tests to date since beginning of pandemic

Additional Linn County metrics are available on Linn County’s metrics dashboard.

 


COVID-19 Vaccine Information

 Vaccine Distribution Highlights

Vaccination progress among select populations

Percent fully vaccinated as of August 2, 2021

Percent change from two weeks ago

Age 65 and older (n=36,529 people)

84.6%

0.3%

Age 12 and older (n=192,403 people)

62.7%

1.3%

Total population (n=226,706 people)

53.3%

1.3%

A report of COVID-19 Vaccine Administration Dashboard by county is posted at https://coronavirus.iowa.gov/

Vaccine FAQs

COVID-19 Vaccine Frequently Asked Questions are updated frequently.

 For questions about COVID-19 vaccine in Linn County:


Preventing Spread of COVID-19

  • COVID-19 cases have increased over 300% nationally from June 19 to July 23, 2021, driven by the highly transmissible B.1.617.2 (Delta) variant. In areas with substantial and high transmission, CDC recommends that everyone (including fully vaccinated individuals) wear a mask in public indoor settings to help prevent spread of Delta and to keep your family safe. Linn County is in a high transmission or "red" area as defined by the CDC
  • In addition to vaccination, Linn County Public Health continues to recommend the use of other mitigation approaches including staying home when you're sick, washing your hands, and using facemasks and social distancing as a layered approach to make virus spread less likely.
  • Despite seeing case numbers similar to the surge we experienced last summer, deaths from COVID-19 are down more than 70% thanks to vaccination. Breakthrough infections are anticipated even with a highly effective vaccine. There are over 160 million Americans vaccinated and CDC expects about 150,000 symptomatic breakthrough infections through mid-July based on modeled estimates. Breakthrough infections are mostly resulting in mild disease. While no vaccine prevents illness 100% of the time, getting a COVID-19 vaccine significantly lowers your risk of infection, symptomatic disease, hospitalization, and death. 


For more COVID-19 information specific to Linn County, visit LinnCounty.org/COVID19.


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