OSKALOOSA — New state data on Sunday showed another 155 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 5,984 deaths reported in Iowa.
The death was not in the Herald's coverage area.
There were two new cases in Mahaska County reported. Updated data also included two new cases in Marion.
Iowa has now given 2,396,575 doses of a COVID-19 vaccine to Iowa residents, which is 21,747 more than the prior day. As of Sunday, the state has given one dose of the vaccine to roughly 7.2% of its population. About 37.4% 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 72nd in Iowa, with 10,953 receiving all required doses of a COVID-19 vaccine. Another 1,835 have received the first dose.
In Mahaska County, there have been 5,903 receive all required doses of the vaccine, which ranks 97th in Iowa in terms of rate of completed vaccination series. There have been another 1,044 receive the first dose to date.
The number of Iowans hospitalized with COVID-19 decreased to 170 as of Sunday morning. There were 39 in an intensive care unit.
Out of Herald area counties, the 14-day test positivity rate was highest in Marion County at 4.3%. It was lowest in Mahaska County at 3.1%.