OSKALOOSA — New state data on Friday showed another 468 individuals were positive for the coronavirus.
The Iowa Department of Public Health reported another 13 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 5,870 deaths reported in Iowa.
None of the new deaths were in the Herald's coverage area.
There were six new cases in Mahaska County reported. Updated data included no new cases in Marion.
Iowa has now given 1,897,219 doses of a COVID-19 vaccine to Iowa residents, which is 30,755 more than the prior day. As of Friday, the state has given one dose of the vaccine to roughly 12.4% of its population. About 26.4% 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 62nd in Iowa, with 8,525 receiving all required doses of a COVID-19 vaccine. Another 2,917 have received the first dose.
In Mahaska County, there have been 4,391 receive all required doses of the vaccine, which ranks 96th in Iowa in terms of rate of completed vaccination series. There have been another 1,911 receive the first dose to date.
The number of Iowans hospitalized with COVID-19 increased to 226 as of Friday morning. There were 50 in an intensive care unit.
Out of Herald area counties, the 14-day test positivity rate was highest in Mahaska County at 4.6%. It was lowest in Marion County at 1.9%.