Public health officials are reporting another 55 positive cases of the coronavirus in Iowa, raising the statewide number of 549.

Iowa Department of Public officials also confirmed two more deaths in the state, both were adults over the age of 81 who were from Polk County and Washington County.

The latest figures, released Wednesday around 11 AM, include three cases in Tama County and one case in Clayton County. Health officials say the Tama County cases include two adults between the ages of 61 and 80 and one adult between the ages of 41 and 60. The Clayton County case involves an adult over the age of 81.

The virus is now present in 60 of Iowa's 99 counties. According to health officials, the 549 total confirmed cases include 267 females and 262 males.

Health officials said most of the cases – 195 – involve adults who are between 41- and 60-years old. There have been 167 cases involving adults who are between the ages of 61 and 80, and 147 cases involving adults who are between the ages of 18 and 40. Iowa’s COVID-19 cases also involve 33 adults over the age of 81 and seven children between the ages of 0 and 17.

Nine Iowans have died from the virus and there are currently 63 people hospitalized with symptoms of COVID-19, state health officials said. The numbers also show that 303 Iowans who tested positive for the coronavirus were never hospitalized.

To date, 7,304 people have tested negative for the virus in Iowa.

Here's information on the state's 55 additional cases:

  • Cerro Gordo County: 1 adult (18-40 years)
  • Clayton County: 1 elderly adult (81+)
  • Clinton County: 1 adult (18-40 years)
  • Dallas County: 1 adult (18-40 years), 1 older adult (61-80 years)
  • Des Moines County: 1 middle-age adult (41-60 years)
  • Dubuque County: 1 middle-age adult (41-60 years)
  • Harrison County: 1 older adult (61-80 years)
  • Henry County: 1 adult (18-40 years), 1 older adult (61-80 years)
  • Iowa County: 1 adult (18-40 years)
  • Jasper County: 1 middle-age adult (41-60 years)
  • Johnson County: 1 adult (18-40 years), 1 middle-age adult (41-60 years), 1 older adult (61-80 years)
  • Linn County: 2 adults (18-40 years), 2 middle-age adults (41-60 years)
  • Madison County: 1 older adult (61-80 years)
  • Mitchell County: 2 middle-age adults (41-60 years)
  • Muscatine County: 1 middle-age adult (41-60 years), 1 older adult (61-80 years)
  • O’Brien County: 1 middle-age adult (41-60 years), 1 older adult (61-80 years)
  • Polk County: 1 middle-age adult (41-60 years), 3 older adults (61-80 years), 1 elderly (81+)
  • Pottawattamie County: 1 child (0-17 years)
  • Poweshiek County: 1 older adult (61-80 years)
  • Scott County: 2 middle-age adults (41-60 years), 1 adult (18-40 years)
  • Story County: 2 older adults (61-80 years)
  • Tama County: 1 middle age adult (41-60 years), 2 older adults (61-80 years)
  • Van Buren County: 1 older adult (61-80 years)
  • Warren County: 1 adult (18-40 years)
  • Washington County: 1 adult (18-40 years), 5 middle-age adults (41-60 years), 2 older adults (61-80 years), 1 elderly adult (81+)

CLICK HERE to view a status report of monitoring and testing of COVID-19 in Iowa, provided by the Iowa Department of Public Health.

In addition, a public hotline has been established for Iowans with questions about COVID-19. The line is available 24-7 by calling 2-1-1 or 1-800-244-7431.

Iowans who have traveled recently for business or spring break vacations, whether internationally or domestically outside of Iowa, should strongly consider self-isolating for 14 days. This will support the state's ongoing efforts to mitigate the spread of COVID-19, and limit the introduction of the virus from other points of travel, IDPH officials said.

Gov. Kim Reynolds will hold daily press conferences at 2:30 PM. To view the live stream, CLICK HERE.

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