OSKALOOSA — New state data on Monday showed another 168 individuals were positive for the coronavirus.
The Iowa Department of Public Health reported no new 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 5,881 deaths reported in Iowa.
There were two new cases in Mahaska County reported. No new cases were reported in Marion County.
Iowa has now given 1,984,079 doses of a COVID-19 vaccine to Iowa residents, which is 21,990 more than the prior day. As of Monday, the state has given one dose of the vaccine to roughly 12.1% of its population. About 28% 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 65th in Iowa, with 8,844 receiving all required doses of a COVID-19 vaccine. Another 3,009 have received the first dose.
In Mahaska County, there have been 4,550 receive all required doses of the vaccine, which ranks 96th in Iowa in terms of rate of completed vaccination series. There have been another 1,876 receive the first dose to date.
The number of Iowans hospitalized with COVID-19 increased to 205 as of Monday morning. There were 51 in an intensive care unit.
Out of Herald area counties, the 14-day test positivity rate was highest in Mahaska County at 5.3%. It was lowest in Marion County at 1.3%.