OSKALOOSA — New state data on Saturday showed another 193 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 5,998 deaths reported in Iowa.
The death was not in the Herald's coverage area.
There were two new cases in Marion County reported. Updated data also included one new case in Mahaska.
Iowa has now given 2,472,380 doses of a COVID-19 vaccine to Iowa residents, which is 15,820 more than the prior day. As of Saturday, the state has given one dose of the vaccine to roughly 5.9% of its population. About 39.3% 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 72nd in Iowa, with 11,276 receiving all required doses of a COVID-19 vaccine. Another 1,658 have received the first dose.
In Mahaska County, there have been 6,241 receive all required doses of the vaccine, which ranks 96th in Iowa in terms of rate of completed vaccination series. There have been another 803 receive the first dose to date.
The number of Iowans hospitalized with COVID-19 decreased to 147 as of Saturday morning. There were 42 in an intensive care unit.
Out of Herald area counties, the 14-day test positivity rate was highest in Marion County at 3.6%. It was lowest in Mahaska County at 1.8%.