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COVID-19 Status Update

Posted on: April 23, 2021

Linn County COVID-19 Status Update

LINN COUNTY COVID-19 STATUS UPDATE

April 23, 2021

COVID-19 Vaccine Information 

As of April 5, all Iowans age 16 and older are eligible to receive a COVID-19 vaccine. Vaccine supply has increased significantly, and anyone that wants a vaccine should get their vaccine now. Information on Linn County vaccine providers can be found at LinnCounty.org/Vaccine. For vaccine providers in Iowa, visit the Vaccinate Iowa webpage.

For help with scheduling an appointment: 

  • Call Linn County COVID-19 call center at 319-892-6097.
  • Call 211 or 800-244-7431. Translation services are available. Vaccine navigation services are open to anyone 16 years old or older. 

For help with transportation to an appointment: 

Linn County will receive approximately 4,800 doses of COVID-19 vaccine the week of April 26. 

Informational sessions about the COVID-19 vaccine were held on April 17 and 19. The recording is available at https://www.iowacovidinfo.org/recordings. A session in Spanish will be held on April 24. There is no fee or registration required and the sessions are open to all. Full details can be found here: https://www.iowacovidinfo.org/

Vaccine Distribution Highlights

  • All Iowans age 16 and older became eligible on April 5, 2021 
  • Vaccination progress among select populations as of April 23 
    • 80.6% of the Linn County population age 75 and older had begun or completed COVID-19 vaccination
    • 82.1% of the Linn County population age 65 and older had begun or completed COVID-19 vaccination
    • 55.1% of eligible Linn County residents have either started or completed the vaccine series
      • Eligible Linn County residents are all residents 16 years of age and older, which is 180,375 people
    • 43.8% of the entire Linn County population have either started or completed the vaccine series
  • A report of COVID-19 Vaccine Administration Dashboard by county is posted at https://coronavirus.iowa.gov/ 

Vaccine FAQs

For questions about COVID-19 vaccine in Linn County:

  • Visit LinnCounty.org/Vaccine
  • Call 319-892-6097
  • Older adults may call 211 for help from a vaccine navigator with scheduling an appointment for vaccine and transportation needs. 

Please sign up to receive email notifications for COVID-19 Status Updates to keep up-to-date on vaccine rollout updates and other important information regarding COVID-19 response. For assistance with signing up for updates, view this video. In addition to the Linn County COVID-19 vaccine website LinnCounty.org/Vaccine, updates will also be shared on Facebook and Twitter. For questions on COVID-19 vaccine in Linn County, call 319-892-6097. Stay tuned to local news outlets for updated information. 

Linn County Case Count Data

  • Active cases: 1,219
  • Currently hospitalized: 10
  • Total deaths: 340
  • Total recovered: 18,897
  • Total cases to date: 20,456

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

  • Test Positivity Rate*: 17.1% 
    • *Percent of positive tests to date since beginning of pandemic

Additional Linn County metrics are available on Linn County’s metrics dashboard.

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

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