OSKALOOSA — New state data on Tuesday 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 5,959 deaths reported in Iowa.
There were five new cases in Mahaska County reported. Updated data also included five new cases in Marion.
Iowa has now given 2,300,751 doses of a COVID-19 vaccine to Iowa residents, which is 7,515 more than the prior day. As of Tuesday, the state has given one dose of the vaccine to roughly 8.7% of its population. About 35% 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 10,230 receiving all required doses of a COVID-19 vaccine. Another 2,357 have received the first dose.
In Mahaska County, there have been 5,447 receive all required doses of the vaccine, which ranks 97th in Iowa in terms of rate of completed vaccination series. There have been another 1,341 receive the first dose to date.
The number of Iowans hospitalized with COVID-19 increased to 195 as of Tuesday morning. There were 48 in an intensive care unit.
The 14-day test positivity rate was 5.3% in both Mahaska and Marion counties.