OSKALOOSA — Even with diminished testing due to the holidays, Iowa added another 620 cases of the coronavirus between Saturday and Sunday, according to state data.

The Iowa Department of Public Health reported that in the last 24-hour period, 1,897 individuals were tested. With the addition of 620 positive cases, the single day positivity rate was 32.7%.

Marion County added six new cases of the coronavirus, while there were two in Mahaska County.

The state reported one new death on Sunday, in Scott County.

Hospitalizations dipped lower again, to 553 statewide. There were 109 patients in an intensive care unit. The last 24 hours brought 71 new admissions to a hospital.

Local hospitalizations data has not been updated since Dec. 21.

The testing lull has applied to area counties, with Marion and Mahaska counties testing just nine new people each.

Kyle Ocker is the group 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 first vice president of the Iowa Freedom of Information Council and vice president of the Iowa Print Sports Writers Association.

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