Coronavirus numbers continue to rise in Washington County

Iowa Department of Public Health announced two new cases Thursday afternoon

WASHINGTON — Two new cases of COVID-19 were identified in Washington County Thursday afternoon bringing the total in the county to eight, according to a news release from the governor’s office.

The two cases are confirmed to be in adults aged 61-80. The total of confirmed cases in the state is now at 179 in 37 counties.

Johnson County continues to top the state with 49 confirmed cases while 14 additional counties, including Henry and Des Moines, only have one so far according to the Iowa Department of Public Health (IDPH). So far 101 of the confirmed cases in the state have been in women and 78 in men.

Eighty-one have never been hospitalized for the virus, 31 are currently being hospitalized and 15 have been discharged and are recovering. According to the IDPH one death has been reported so far.

As of March 26, 2,975 people in state tested negative for the virus, according to the IDPH.