October 6, 2021
Linn County Case Count Data
As of 9:00 AM October 5, 2021
- Active cases: 3,276
- Currently hospitalized: 38
- Total deaths: 390
- Total recovered: 24,384
- Total cases to date: 28,050
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 October 5, 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
COVID-19 vaccination is the best way to prevent becoming ill with COVID-19, and is recommended for all people 12 years and older.
Vaccine Distribution Highlights
Vaccination progress among select populations as of October 5, 2021
Percent fully vaccinated as of October 5, 2021
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.
COVID-19 Vaccine Frequently Asked Questions are updated frequently.
For questions about COVID-19 vaccine in Linn County:
Preventing Spread of COVID-19
- The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) issued a Health Advisory on September 29, 2021 recommending urgent action to increase COVID-19 vaccination among people who are pregnant, breastfeeding, trying to get pregnant now, or might become pregnant in the future. The highest number of COVID-19-related deaths in pregnant people in a single month of the pandemic was reported in August 2021. Pregnant people with symptomatic COVID-19 have a 70% increased risk of death.
- CDC recommends a booster dose of Pfizer COVID-19 for individiuals 65 and older and specific at-risk groups at least 6 months after completing their Pfizer-BioNTech primary series. CDC has announced available data will be evaulated in the coming weeks to make additional recommendations for other populations or people who got the Moderna or Johnson & Johnson vaccines.
- 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.
For more COVID-19 information specific to Linn County, visit LinnCounty.org/COVID19.