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Posted on: August 25, 2021

Linn County COVID-19 Status Update

LINN COUNTY COVID-19 STATUS UPDATE

August 25, 2021


Linn County Case Count Data 

As of 8:00 AM August 24, 2021

  • Active cases: 1,585
  • Currently hospitalized: 32
  • Total deaths: 362
  • Total recovered: 21,226
  • Total cases to date: 23,173

Case Trends 

 

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 24, 2021

Test Positivity Rate*

17.3%

7-Day Test Positivity Rate

12.9%

14-Day Test Positivity Rate

13.0 %

*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 as of August 23, 2021

 

Percent fully vaccinated as of August 23, 2021

Percent change from two weeks ago

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

85.0%

0.2%

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

64.3%

0.9%

Total population (n=226,706 people)

54.5%

0.9%

Vaccination status metrics are available on Linn County’s metrics dashboard

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

  • Confirmed cases of COVID-19 continue to increase in Linn County, with an increase of 237.3% increase over a three week period ending August 21, 2021. COVID-19 vaccination remains the best way to prevent becoming ill with COVID-19. 
  • On August 23, the FDA issued full approval to the Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine, now known as Comirnaty, for use in individuals age 16 and older, with a two-dose regimen spaced at least three weeks apart. The EUA is still in effect, as are the CDC recommendations, for adolescents age 12-15 to get vaccinated and for certain immunocompromised people to get a booster dose. The other vaccines will continue to be safely administered through emergency use authorization as the FDA reviews data about their real-world use. The Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine was the first vaccine to receive EUA, which is why it is the first to have enough data to receive full approval. Moderna has also submitted an application for full approval of its COVID-19 vaccine, and the FDA is currently reviewing that data.
  • 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 wearing masks and social distancing as a layered approach to make virus spread less likely.

COVID-19 Community Resources

  • COVID Recovery Iowa continues to offer free virtual counseling and assistance for all Iowans affected by COVID-19. This resource provides Iowans with information for housing, utilities, food security, and other resources. Sessions with virtual counselors are available 24/7, by video, chat or phone. For more information, visit https://covidrecoveryiowa.org.

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

Know Your W's. Wear a cloth face covering, Wait 6 feet apart, wash your hands.


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