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MAY 16: 6,000 Iowans have died from COVID-19, less than 150 new cases

EDITOR’S NOTE: Because the state updates the vaccination numbers at 12 p.m. daily and KWWL's COVID-19 update is released before then, the vaccination numbers will be from Noon the previous day.

(KWWL) — There were 136 new, confirmed cases from 10 a.m. Saturday to 10 a.m. Sunday, according to the state’s dashboard, bringing the state’s total number of cases to 369,355.

The state’s website says that of the 369,355 people who have tested positive, 354,764 have recovered. This is 233 more recoveries than what the state reported Thursday.

The state is reporting one additional COVID-19 death, with a death toll of 6,000.

Subtracting the number of recoveries (354,764) and the number of deaths (6,000) from the total number of cases (369,355) shows there are currently 8,591 active positive cases in the state.

As of Sunday morning, there were 30 patients hospitalized in Iowa within the last 24 hours and the total number of hospitalizations is 145, which is down from 147. Of those, 42 are in the ICU (same as Saturday), and 20 are on ventilators (up 1 from Saturday).

As of Noon on Saturday, according to the state’s COVID-19 vaccine dashboard, 2,493,080 total doses have been administered to Iowa residents and 1,255,962 individuals have completed the series. This is 14,689 more completed vaccinations than Noon on Friday.

Black Hawk County: 389 more residents have been fully vaccinated for a total of 51,979

Linn County: 945 more residents have been fully vaccinated for a total of 95,976.

Johnson County: 755 more residents have been fully vaccinated for a total of 74,350.

Dubuque County: 253 more residents have been fully vaccinated for a total of 44,816.

You can view the dashboard for more vaccine data. You can find more vaccine information and stories here.

View COVID-19 numbers from Saturday here.

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Taylor Vessel

Multimedia Reporter

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