OSKALOOSA — New state data on Sunday showed another 706 individuals were positive for the coronavirus.

The Iowa Department of Public Health reported another three 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 5,881 deaths reported in Iowa.

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

There were 5 new cases in Mahaska County reported. Updated data also included 1 new case in Marion.

Iowa has now given 1,962,089 doses of a COVID-19 vaccine to Iowa residents, which is 31,315 more than the prior day. As of Sunday, the state has given one dose of the vaccine to roughly 12.2% of its population. About 27.6% 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 64th in Iowa, with 8,809 receiving all required doses of a COVID-19 vaccine. Another 2,994 have received the first dose.

In Mahaska County, there have been 4,531 receive all required doses of the vaccine, which ranks 96th in Iowa in terms of rate of completed vaccination series. There have been another 1,874 receive the first dose to date.

The number of Iowans hospitalized with COVID-19 decreased to 204 as of Sunday morning. There were 48 in an intensive care unit.

Out of Herald area counties, the 14-day test positivity rate was highest in Mahaska County at 4.9%. It was lowest in Marion County at 1.4%.

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