COVID-19

OSKALOOSA — New state data on Monday showed another 206 confirmed cases of the coronavirus.

The Iowa Department of Public Health reported one more 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 5,237 deaths reported in Iowa.

The new death reported Monday was not in the Herald’s coverage area.

There were four new cases of the coronavirus in Marion County and one in Mahaska County.

Iowa has now given 458,365 doses of a COVID-19 vaccine to Iowa residents. As of Monday, the state has given one dose of the vaccine to roughly 7.4% of its population. About 3.9% have received both doses.

Marion County is ranked 45th in the state for the share of residents receiving both doses of a COVID-19 vaccine. To date, the county has had 961 individuals receive both of the required doses, or 2.89% of its population. Another 1,823 have received the first dose.

Mahaska County ranks 91st in the state for residents receiving both doses, with 1.43% of the population (or 315) receive two doses. Another 931 residents have received their first dose.

Both of the vaccines approved by the Food and Drug Administration require two shots to be as much as 95% effective against the coronavirus.

The number of Iowans hospitalized with COVID-19 increased to 242 as of Monday morning. There were 57 in an intensive care unit.

The 14-day positivity rate in Mahaska County was down to 11% as of Monday, and stayed the same at 9.9% in Marion County.

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