OSKALOOSA — New state data on Wednesday showed another 138 individuals were positive for the coronavirus.
The Iowa Department of Public Health reported one new death 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 5,960 deaths reported in Iowa.
The death was not in the Herald's coverage area.
There were one new cases in Mahaska County reported. Updated data included no new cases in Marion.
Iowa has now given 2,311,667 doses of a COVID-19 vaccine to Iowa residents, which is 10,916 more than the prior day. As of Wednesday, the state has given one dose of the vaccine to roughly 8.5% of its population. About 35.3% 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 74th in Iowa, with 10,341 receiving all required doses of a COVID-19 vaccine. Another 2,264 have received the first dose.
In Mahaska County, there have been 5,471 receive all required doses of the vaccine, which ranks 97th in Iowa in terms of rate of completed vaccination series. There have been another 1,333 receive the first dose to date.
The number of Iowans hospitalized with COVID-19 decreased to 192 as of Wednesday morning. There were 47 in an intensive care unit.
Out of Herald area counties, the 14-day test positivity rate was highest in Marion County at 5.3%. It was lowest in Mahaska County at 5%.