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52 new cases of COVID-19 in Iowa

Nine in Washington County, two in Henry County

WASHINGTON — On Wednesday morning the governor’s office announced an additional 52 positive cases of COVID-19 in the sate for a total of 549.

Two additional cases were identified in Henry County. One in an adult 18-40 and another in an adult 61-80 years old bringing the total in the county five.

Nine additional cases were reported in Washington County: one in an adult 18-40; five in adults 41-60; two in adults 61-80 and one in an elderly adult 81 or older. The county now has 34 confirmed cases and two confirmed deaths. The county has the fourth most cases in the state as of Wednesday behind Linn, Polk and Johnson Counties.

Cases in the state continue to climb as the Iowa Department of Public Health (IDPH) announced on its website Wednesday morning there were 549 confirmed cases. As of 11:30 a.m. Wednesday, Linn County had 94 cases, Polk County 81, Johnson County 76 and Washington County 34. Henry County has five confirmed cases, Des Moines and Van Buren Counties two and Keokuk County one, according to the IDPH. So far none have been reported in Jefferson or Louisa County.

As of Tuesday afternoon, 6,888 individuals tested negative for COVID-19 according to the IDPH. Of the reported cases, 195 are confirmed to be in adults 41-60; 167 cases in adults 61-80; 33 cases in adults 81 or older and seven in children ages 0-17. Women are reported as having 287 of the states cases and men 262.

The death toll in the state is now at nine with 303 confirmed cases never requiring hospitalization, 63 currently being hospitalized and 36 discharged and recovering, according to the IDPH.