OSKALOOSA — New state data on Sunday showed another 317 individuals were positive for the coronavirus.

The Iowa Department of Public Health reported another 2 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 5,674 deaths reported in Iowa.

None of the new deaths were in the Herald's coverage area.

There were 1 new cases in Marion County reported. There were no new cases reported in Mahaska County.

Iowa has now given 1,210,137 doses of a COVID-19 vaccine to Iowa residents, which is 34,457 more than the prior day. As of Sunday, the state has given one dose of the vaccine to roughly 10.1% of its population. About 15.4% 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 52nd in Iowa, with 4,789 receiving all required doses of a COVID-19 vaccine. Another 3,117 have received the first dose.

In Mahaska County, there have been 2,376 receive all required doses of the vaccine, which ranks 96th in Iowa in terms of rate of completed vaccination series. There have been another 1,818 receive the first dose to date.

The number of Iowans hospitalized with COVID-19 increased to 174 as of Sunday morning. There were 41 in an intensive care unit.

Out of Herald area counties, the 14-day test positivity rate was highest in Marion County at 3.2%. It was lowest in Mahaska County at 1.7%.

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