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Additional cases of COVID-19 identified in Henry County and Washington County

Photo courtesy of Iowa Department of Public Health

As of Sunday, March 29, the state of Iowa has 336 confirmed cases of COVID-19. Washington County now has 13 cases and Henry County now has three.
Photo courtesy of Iowa Department of Public Health As of Sunday, March 29, the state of Iowa has 336 confirmed cases of COVID-19. Washington County now has 13 cases and Henry County now has three.

An additional case of COVID-19 has been identified in Henry County, along with three new cases in Washington County on Friday, according to a news release from the Office of the Governor. In total, Washington County now has 11 cases and Henry County now has two.

The release notes the new case in Henry County is an elderly adult, over the age of 81. Henry County Public Health confirmed the individual is self-isolating at home.

“We need to encourage all residents to continue to make prevention a priority,” Henry County Public Health Director, Shelley Van Dorin, said.

The three additional cases in Washington include one adult and two older adults (between the ages of 61 and 80).

The state’s total number of cases is now 235, with Johnson County continuing to lead the state with 58 confirmed cases. Of the 235 cases, 110 are male and 125 are female, according to the Iowa Department of Public Health (IDPH). The IDPH also confirms 32 cases are currently hospitalized and 18 have been discharged and are recovering. Currently, deaths related to the coronavirus in the state have risen to 3 cases.

The Office of the Governor announced 38 additional positive cases in Iowa on Sunday, March 28. In total, the state now has 336 confirmed cases of COVID-19. Two additional cases were identified in Washington County, a middle aged adult and an elderly adult, bringing its total case number to 13. An additional case in an older adult was also identified in Henry County, bringing its total case number to three.

Henry County Public Health confirms the newly identified individual is self-isolating at home.

“We continue to remind residents to take preventive measures to slow the spread of this virus,” Henry County Public Health Director Shelley Van Dorin, said in a news release from her department.

“It’s important for everyone to stay home as much as possible and to practice social distancing — this means to stay away from groups of people, and to keep a 6-foot distance from other individuals,” Van Dorin added.

The release from the governor also noted an additional death related to the virus was reported. An older adult from Linn County passed away Saturday evening, the state’s fourth coronavirus-related fatality.