OSKALOOSA — New state data on Tuesday showed another 299 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 5,985 deaths reported in Iowa.
There were three new cases in Marion County reported. Updated data also included two new cases in Mahaska.
Iowa has now given 2,420,007 doses of a COVID-19 vaccine to Iowa residents, which is 7,452 more than the prior day. As of Tuesday, the state has given one dose of the vaccine to roughly 6.8% of its population. About 38% 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 73rd in Iowa, with 11,027 receiving all required doses of a COVID-19 vaccine. Another 1,791 have received the first dose.
In Mahaska County, there have been 5,943 receive all required doses of the vaccine, which ranks 97th in Iowa in terms of rate of completed vaccination series. There have been another 1,026 receive the first dose to date.
The number of Iowans hospitalized with COVID-19 decreased to 163 as of Tuesday morning. There were 43 in an intensive care unit.
Out of Herald area counties, the 14-day test positivity rate was highest in Mahaska County at 4%. It was lowest in Marion County at 3.9%.