OSKALOOSA — New state data on Tuesday showed another 508 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 5,822 deaths reported in Iowa.
There were 7 new cases in Mahaska County reported. Updated data also included 5 new cases in Marion.
Iowa has now given 1,596,943 doses of a COVID-19 vaccine to Iowa residents, which is 8,826 more than the prior day. As of Tuesday, the state has given one dose of the vaccine to roughly 11.8% of its population. About 21.1% 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 44th in Iowa, with 7,064 receiving all required doses of a COVID-19 vaccine. Another 3,097 have received the first dose.
In Mahaska County, there have been 3,640 receive all required doses of the vaccine, which ranks 93rd in Iowa in terms of rate of completed vaccination series. There have been another 1,730 receive the first dose to date.
The number of Iowans hospitalized with COVID-19 increased to 217 as of Tuesday morning. There were 52 in an intensive care unit.
Out of Herald area counties, the 14-day test positivity rate was highest in Mahaska County at 3.8%. It was lowest in Marion County at 2.9%.