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Posted on: December 9, 2021

[ARCHIVED] Linn County COVID-19 Status Update


December 9, 2021

Hospitalizations of Iowans with COVID-19 are once again increasing around the state and in our community. By getting vaccinated and a booster shot for COVID-19, we can prevent avoidable hospitalizations and help preserve health care resources for other needs, including illnesses, injuries and emergencies.


COVID-19 Variant B.1.1.529 (Omicron) Information 

Vaccine Distribution Highlights

Vaccination progress among select populations as of December 6, 2021


Percent fully vaccinated as of December 6, 2021

Change from two weeks ago

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



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



Age 5 and older (n=212,637)



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:


As of 9:10 AM December 9, 2021

Linn County Case Count Data 

  • Active cases: 3,068
  • Currently hospitalized: 58
  • Total deaths: 454
  • Total recovered: 30,602
  • Total cases to date: 34,124

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 December 9, 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.

 Preventing Spread of COVID-19

  • Iowans with questions about vaccines for themselves or loved ones should consult with their health care provider. Vaccines are free, safe and available statewide. Find a provider:
  • 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

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

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