OSKALOOSA — New state data on Tuesday showed another 442 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 5,857 deaths reported in Iowa.
There were five new cases in Mahaska County reported. Updated data also included two new cases in Marion.
Iowa has now given 1,806,921 doses of a COVID-19 vaccine to Iowa residents, which is 10,818 more than the prior day. As of Tuesday, the state has given one dose of the vaccine to roughly 12.5% of its population. About 24.8% 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 58th in Iowa, with 8,126 receiving all required doses of a COVID-19 vaccine. Another 3,073 have received the first dose.
In Mahaska County, there have been 4,157 receive all required doses of the vaccine, which ranks 96th in Iowa in terms of rate of completed vaccination series. There have been another 1,832 receive the first dose to date.
The number of Iowans hospitalized with COVID-19 decreased to 220 as of Tuesday morning. There were 56 in an intensive care unit.
Out of Herald area counties, the 14-day test positivity rate was highest in Mahaska County at 4.4%. It was lowest in Marion County at 2.1%.