64 new positive COVID-19 tests in Iowa, total now 298 since spread began


The Iowa Department of Public Health said there were 64 new cases of COVID-19 in the state, bringing the state's total to 298. One previously-identified case in Black Hawk county was also determined to be someone who lives out-of-state, so that has been removed from the total count.

46 Iowans are currently hospitalized with COVID-19. 15 have been discharged from prior hospitalization and are recovering.

The new cases were reported in the following counties and age groups:

• Benton County: 1 adult (18-40 years)

• Boone County: 1 adult (18-40 years)

• Buchanan County: 1 older adult (61-80 years)

• Cedar County: 1 middle-age adult (41-60 years)

• Cerro Gordo County: 1 middle-age adult (41-60 years)

• Dallas County: 4 adults (18-40 years), 2 middle-aged (41-60 years)

• Dubuque County: 1 middle-aged (41-60 years), 2 older adults (61-80 years), 1 elderly adult (81+)

• Fayette County: 1 adult (18-40 years)

• Harrison County: 1 middle-aged adult (41-60 years)

• Jasper County: 1 adult (18-40 years)

• Johnson County: 1 adult (18-40 years), 1 middle-aged adult (41-60 years), 1 older adult (61-80 years)

• Keokuk County: 1 adult (18-40 years)

• Linn County: 6 adults (18-40 years), 5 middle-aged adults (41-60 years), 3 older adults (61-80 years)

• Marshall County: 1 adult (18-40 years), 3 middle-aged adults (41-60 years)

• Muscatine County: 1 adult (18-40 years), 2 middle-aged adults (41-60 years)

• Polk County: 4 adults (18-40 years), 4 middle-aged (41-60 years), 3 older adults (61-80 years), 1 elderly adult (81+)

• Poweshiek County: 1 adult (18-40 years)

• Scott County: 2 adults (18-40 years), 1 middle-age adult (41-60 years)

• Shelby County: 1 older adult (61-80 years)

• Tama County: 2 adults (18-40 years), 1 middle-age adult (41-60 years)

• Taylor County: 1 adult (18-40 years)

The state has been notified of 4,375 negative tests conducted at the State Hygienic Lab and private labs.

Gov. Kim Reynolds will be holding a press conference on Sunday, March 29, 2020, at 2:30 p.m.