OSKALOOSA — New state data on Monday showed another 137 individuals were positive for the coronavirus.
The Iowa Department of Public Health reported another 7 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 5,725 deaths reported in Iowa.
None of the new deaths were in the Herald's coverage area.
There were 1 new cases in Marion County reported. Updated data showed no new cases in Mahaska.
Iowa has now given 1,409,827 doses of a COVID-19 vaccine to Iowa residents, which is 23,566 more than the prior day. As of Monday, the state has given one dose of the vaccine to roughly 10.9% of its population. About 18.4% have received both doses.
Marion County leads the Herald's coverage area in the percent of its population that has been fully vaccinated. The county ranks 45th in Iowa, with 6,080 receiving all required doses of a COVID-19 vaccine. Another 3,291 have received the first dose.
In Mahaska County, there have been 3,056 receive all required doses of the vaccine, which ranks 94th in Iowa in terms of rate of completed vaccination series. There have been another 1,885 receive the first dose to date.
The number of Iowans hospitalized with COVID-19 increased to 196 as of Monday morning. There were 44 in an intensive care unit.
Out of Herald area counties, the 14-day test positivity rate was highest in Marion County at 2.5%. It was lowest in Mahaska County at 2%.