OSKALOOSA — In the last week, Iowa reported 9,565 new cases of the coronavirus with 119 new deaths.

New data from the Iowa Department of Public Health on Wednesday showed the state averaged about 1,366 new cases per day over the seven-day period that ended Tuesday.

State data showed that children made up 16%, or about 1,530, of the new cases. Adults between the ages of 18-29 made up 19% of new cases reported over the last week.

There were 747 hospitalized in the state, with 158 requiring treatment in an intensive care unit. Of those hospitalized, 82%, or about 609, were not vaccinated.

Data from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention showed 1,848,438 Iowans were fully vaccinated against the coronavirus, or about 57.9% of the state's total population. Fewer than half of those fully vaccinated have received a booster dose.

The CDC considers a person fully vaccinated if they have received two doses of vaccines made by Pfizer or Moderna, or one dose of the vaccine made by Johnson & Johnson. The CDC recommends anyone over the age of 18 to receive a booster dose at least six months after they've completed their original vaccination series for Pfizer and Moderna vaccines, and two months after receiving the Johnson & Johnson vaccine. Boosters do not have to be the same brand of shot as a person originally received, according to CDC guidelines.

Marion County

Over the last week, Marion County added 89 new cases of the coronavirus, state data reported. There were no new deaths reported in the county during that time period. Since the pandemic began, COVID-19 has been blamed for the deaths of 102 Marion County residents.

Marion ranks 57th in the state in terms of vaccinations, according to CDC data. As of Wednesday, 50.7%, or 16,859, of the county's residents were fully vaccinated.

Mahaska County

Over the last week, Mahaska County added 66 new cases of the coronavirus, state data reported. There were two new deaths reported in the county during that time period. Since the pandemic began, COVID-19 has been blamed for the deaths of 69 Mahaska County residents.

Mahaska ranks 93rd in the state in terms of vaccinations, according to CDC data. As of Wednesday, 41.8%, or 9,226, of the county's residents were fully vaccinated.

Kyle Ocker is the editor of the Oskaloosa Herald and the Ottumwa Courier. He can be reached at kocker@oskyherald.com. Follow him on Twitter @Kyle_Ocker.

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Kyle Ocker is a Centerville native and award-winning multimedia journalist. Kyle is currently the president of the Iowa Freedom of Information Council and vice president of the Iowa Print Sports Writers Association.

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