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Posted on: September 8, 2021

[ARCHIVED] Linn County COVID-19 Status Update


September 8, 2021

Linn County Case Count Data 

As of 12:00 PM September 7, 2021

  • Active cases: 2,449
  • Currently hospitalized: 51
  • Total deaths: 366
  • Total recovered: 21,833
  • Total cases to date: 24,648

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 September 7, 2021

Test Positivity Rate*


7-Day Test Positivity Rate


14-Day Test Positivity Rate


*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 September 7, 2021


Percent fully vaccinated as of September 7, 2021

Percent change from two weeks ago

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



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



Total population (n=226,706 people)



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

  • COVID-19 cases continue to increase, with a 43.1% increase in number of cases reported from the week ending in 8/28/2021 to the week ending 9/4/2021. 
  • All cases confirmed and tested for variant type in Linn County are of the Delta variant, which spreads easier and faster than the original virus that causes COVID-19. 
  • COVID-19 vaccination remains the best way to prevent becoming ill with COVID-19. 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.
  • 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

COVID-19 Community Resources

  • Linn County Public Health is following the Center for Disease Control and Prevention Guidance to control the spread of COVID-19 in our community. Businesses and event planners can view guidance on the Linn County Public Health COVID-19 Business and Event Guidance web page. 
  • Seasonal influenza season will be here soon, and flu vaccine is beginning to arrive in the community. COVID-19 vaccines and other vaccines may be co-administered without regard to timing, which means there is no need to wait to get your COVID-19 and flu vaccine to protect yourself from getting sick. 

For more COVID-19 information specific to Linn County, visit

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

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