OSKALOOSA — Iowa reported another 15 deaths due to the coronavirus in the last seven days, as vaccinations slowly build across the state.
None of the new deaths were in the Herald’s coverage area.
As of Thursday, 13,251 have received all required doses of a COVID-19 vaccine in Marion County, or about 40% of the county’s total population. In Mahaska, about 33% are fully vaccinated, or 7,240, according to data from the Iowa Department of Public Health.
The rate of vaccine doses administered has fallen drastically since an April peak, when all Iowans became eligible to receive a vaccine.
Since June 17, just 24,217 more individuals completed their vaccine series. In the last week, 34,864 doses of the vaccine were administered statewide.
There were 566 new cases of COVID-19 in the last seven days, with four from Mahaska and one from Marion.
Hospitalizations with COVID-19 were down to 57 in Iowa as of Thursday.