It looks like the COVID-19 numbers here in the Hawkeye State aren't going down. The latest numbers are evidence of that.

According to CBS2/Iowa News Now, "The Iowa Department of Public Health's COVID-19 data is showing an increase of 493 confirmed cases of the virus from 10 a.m. on June 25th to 10 a.m. on June 26th."

The story also noted that four more deaths have been reported due to COVID-19. That makes the total deaths here in Iowa just over 700 due to the virus. It appears this thing isn't going away anytime soon.

Iowa now has a total of almost 28,000 confirmed cases of COVID-19. There are 17,140 recovering at this time and 141 currently in the hospital.

We will continue to follow the numbers and keep you updated with information in the next couple of days. To read the full story from CBS2/Iowa News Now, you can visit this link.

I know there are a lot of people that have questions about COVID-19 and what to do if you think you have it. The state set up a phone line that you can call with questions. The hotline is available 24/7 and you can reach somebody by dialing 1-800-244-7431. You can also call 2-1-1 to be connected to an operator.

In the meantime, be safe out there. It's still VERY important we all continue to social distance and wash our hands frequently.

To see all of the COVID-19 numbers for the state of Iowa, you can visit this link.

[Source of story: CBS2/Iowa News Now]