Iowa reports an additional 66 cases of COVID-19; state total rises to 614

Over 60 additional cases of COVID-19 are being reported in Iowa. The governor's office released the information on Thursday. Governor Kim Reynolds is expected to hold a press conference at 2:30 p.m. on Thursday. TV6 will provide that livestream and on Cozi 6.3. (KWQC)
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Over 60 additional cases of COVID-19 are being reported in Iowa.

The governor's office released the information on Thursday. Governor Kim Reynolds is expected to hold a press conference at 2:30 p.m. on Thursday. TV6 will provide that livestream and on Cozi 6.3.

The Iowa Department of Public Health (IDPH) has been notified of 66 additional cases, bringing the state total to 614 positive cases.

The IDPH is also reporting two additional deaths; two older adults (61-80) out of Linn County.

There have been a total of 8,054 negative tests to date, which includes testing reported by the State Hygienic Lab and other labs.

Iowa Gov. Kim Reynolds said Thursday that 74 people were hospitalized as of Wednesday night and 144 people have recovered from the virus.

According to IDPH, the locations and age ranges of the 66 individuals include:

- Allamakee County, 1 child (0-17 years), 2 adults (18-40 years), 4 middle-age adults (41-60 years), 1 older adult (61-80) years
- Black Hawk County, 1 middle-age adult (41-60 years)
- Boone County, 1 middle-age adult (41-60 years)
- Bremer County, 1 middle-age adult (41-60 years)
- Buchanan County, 1 adult (18-40 years)
- Cedar County, 1 adult (18-40 years), 1 middle-age adult (41-60 years)
- Cerro Gordo County, 2 middle-age adults (41-60 years)
- Clay County, 1 middle-age adult (41-60 years)
- Clinton County, 2 adults (18-40 years), 1 older adult (61-80 years)
- Dallas County, 1 adult (18-40 years), 3 middle-age adults (41-60 years)
- Delaware County, 1 older adult (61-80 years)
- Jefferson County, 1 adult (18-40 years)
- Johnson County, 1 adult (18-40 years), 3 middle-age adults (41-60 years)
- Jones County, 1 middle-age adult (41-60 years)
- Linn County, 3 adults (18-40 years), 4 middle-age adults (41-60 years), 1 older adult - (61-80 years), 1 elderly adult (81+)
- Mahaska County, 1 middle-age adult (41-60 years)
- Marshall County, 1 middle-age adult (41-60 years)
- Muscatine County, 1 adult (18-40 years)
- Polk County, 2 adults (18-40 years), 1 middle-age adult (41-60 years), 3 older adults (61-80 years)
- Poweshiek County, 1 middle-age adult (41-60 years)
- Scott County, 3 middle-age adults (41-60 years), 1 older adult (61-80 years)
- Tama County, 2 adults (18-40 years), 1 middle-age adult (41-60 years)
- Van Buren County, 1 older adult (61-80 years)
- Warren County, 1 adult (18-40 years), 1 middle-age adult (41-60 years)
- Washington County, 1 adult (18-40 years), 1 older adult (61-80 years)
- Winneshiek County, 1 older adult (61-80 years)
- Woodbury County, 2 adults (18-40 years), 1 middle-age adult (41-60 years)

A status report of monitoring and testing of COVID19 in Iowa is provided by IDPH and can be found here.

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. The state of Iowa has started sharing the number of negative tests conducted at outside labs, and is providing additional information on the conditions of those infected with COVID-19.

NOTE: A Des Moines County resident previously reported positive turned out to be negative. A previously identified Poweshiek County resident was actually a resident of Linn County.