OSKALOOSA — New state data on Friday showed another 373 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 5,931 deaths reported in Iowa.
There were three new cases in Mahaska County reported. Updated data also included two new cases in Marion.
Iowa has now given 2,222,768 doses of a COVID-19 vaccine to Iowa residents, which is 25,597 more than the prior day. As of Friday, the state has given one dose of the vaccine to roughly 10% of its population. About 33% 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 71st in Iowa, with 9,932 receiving all required doses of a COVID-19 vaccine. Another 2,481 have received the first dose.
In Mahaska County, there have been 5,260 receive all required doses of the vaccine, which ranks 97th in Iowa in terms of rate of completed vaccination series. There have been another 1,464 receive the first dose to date.
The number of Iowans hospitalized with COVID-19 increased to 191 as of Friday morning. There were 45 in an intensive care unit.
Out of Herald area counties, the 14-day test positivity rate was highest in Marion County at 4.4%. It was lowest in Mahaska County at 4%.