Iowa now has three deaths related to the coronavirus pandemic.

State Department of Public Health officials announced Friday morning that two Iowans with COVID-19 died Thursday night. One of the victims was from Allamakee County, an adult who was between 61- and 80-years-old. The other victim was a Poweshiek County adult, who was over the age of 81.

Iowa's first virus-related death was announced by state officials Tuesday evening, a Dubuque County resident whose age was between 61- and 80-years old.

In addition to the latest deaths, health officials also announced Friday an additional 55 positive cases of COVID-19 have been confirmed in Iowa, increasing the total number to 234. The new cases involve one adult from Black Hawk County and one adult from Benton County, who are both between 41- and 60-years-old; one adult from Butler County, whose age is between 61- and 80-year-old; one adult over the age of 81 in Hardin County; one adult between the ages of 18 and 40 in Marshall County; one adult over the age of 81 in Tama County; and one adult between the ages of 18 and 40 in Winneshiek County.

Of the 234 cases in Iowa, Allamakee County has seven, Black Hawk County has six, Tama County has five, Benton County has three and Winneshiek County has two. Buchanan, Butler, Clayton, Fayette, Hardin and Marshall counties each have one case.

Iowa Department of Public Health officials released the latest numbers around 11 AM Friday. Later, during an afternoon press conference in Waterloo, Black Hawk County Public Health Director Dr. Nafissa Cisse Egbuonye said one of the local cases was reported to the state twice. She confirmed the case is travel related, and is connected to one of the other cases.

(Note: The numbers in this story have been corrected and no longer include the duplicated Black Hawk County report.)

To date, there have been a total of 2,975 negative tests conducted at the State Hygienic and other labs.

Here's information on the 55 additional cases of COVID-19 in Iowa:

  • Benton County: 1 middle-aged adult (41-60 years)
  • Black Hawk County: a middle-aged adult (41-60 years)
  • Butler County: 1 older adult (61-80 years)
  • Cedar County: 1 middle-aged adult (41-60 years)
  • Cerro Gordo County: 1 older adult (61-80 years)
  • Clinton County: 1 middle-aged adult (41-60 years)
  • Dallas County:  1 adult (18-40 years), 1 elderly adult (81+)
  • Dickinson County: 1 older adult (61-80 years)
  • Dubuque County: 2 middle-age adults (41-60 years)
  • Hardin County: 1 middle-aged adult (41-60 years)
  • Harrison County: 1 middle-age adult (41-60 years), 3 older adults (61-80 years)
  • Henry County: 1 elderly adult (81+)
  • Iowa County: 1 adult (18-40 years)
  • Johnson County: 2 adults (18-40 years), 5 middle-aged (41-60 years), 2 older adults (61-80 years)
  • Linn County: 3 adults (18-40 years), 7 older adults (61-80 years)
  • Mahaska County: 1 middle-aged adult (41-60 years)
  • Monona County: 1 elderly adult (81+)
  • Marshall County: 1 adult (18-40 years)
  • Montgomery County: 1 middle-age adult (41-60 years)
  • Muscatine County: 1 middle-age adult (41-60 years)
  • Page County: 1 older (61-80 years)
  • Polk County: 1 adult (18-40 years), 1 middle-aged adult (41-60 years), 2 older adults (61-80 years)
  • Tama County: 1 elderly adult (81+)
  • Washington County: 1 adult (18-40 years), 2 older adults (61-80 years)
  • Webster County: 1 adult (18-40 years)
  • Winneshiek County: 1 adult (18-40 years)
  • Woodbury County: 1 older adult (61-80 years)
  • Wright County: 1 middle-aged adult (41-60 years)

CLICK HERE to view a status report of monitoring and testing of COVID-19 in Iowa, provided by the Iowa Department of Public Health.

In addition, a public hotline has been established for Iowans with questions about COVID-19. The line is available 24-7 by calling 2-1-1 or 1-800-244-7431.

Iowans who have traveled recently for business or spring break vacations, whether internationally or domestically outside of Iowa, should strongly consider self-isolating for 14 days. This will support the state's ongoing efforts to mitigate the spread of COVID-19, and limit the introduction of the virus from other points of travel, IDPH officials said.

Gov. Kim Reynolds will hold a Wednesday press conference at 2:30 PM. To view the live stream, CLICK HERE.

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