Six new positive cases of COVID-19 in Washington County

73 additional cases reported Tuesday by governor's office

WASHINGTON — The total number of positive cases of COVID-19 in the state has risen to 497 according to a news release from the governor’s office.

Washington County gained six cases: three in adults 18-40; two in adults 61-80 and one in an elderly adult 81 or older. The county now has 24 confirmed cases and two confirmed deaths. The county has the fifth most cases in the state as of Tuesday behind Linn, Polk, Johnson and Dallas Counties.

Cases in the state continue to climb as the Iowa Department of Public Health (IDPH) announced on its website Monday morning there were 497 confirmed cases. As of 1 p.m. Tuesday, Linn County had 90 cases, Polk County 76, Johnson County 73, Dallas County 25, and Washington County 24. Henry County has three confirmed cases, Keokuk County two and Des Moines and Van Buren County and Keokuk County each have one, according to the IDPH. So far none have been reported in Jefferson County.

As of Monday afternoon, 6,162 individuals tested negative for COVID-19 according to the IDPH. Of the reported cases, 176 are confirmed to be in adults 41-60; 149 cases in adults 61-80; 30 cases in adults 81 or older and six in children ages 0-17. Two-hundred-sixty-four of the reported cases are in women and 223 in men.

The death toll in the state is now at seven with 268 confirmed cases never requiring hospitalization, 61 currently being hospitalized and 33 discharged and recovering, according to the IDPH.