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New state data on Saturday showed another 388 individuals were positive for the coronavirus.

The Iowa Department of Public Health reported another 19 deaths caused by the virus. The state regularly reports deaths on a delay, taking days and weeks to add deaths publicly after a verification process. To date, there have been 5,950 deaths reported in Iowa.

Iowa has now given 2,251,492 doses of a COVID-19 vaccine to Iowa residents, which is 28,724 more than the prior day. As of Saturday, the state has given one dose of the vaccine to roughly 9.5% of its population. About 33.7% have received both doses.

The number of Iowans hospitalized with COVID-19 decreased to 189 as of Saturday morning. There were 44 in an intensive care unit.

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