Public health officials are reporting 97 new cases of COVID-19 in Iowa.

The latest figures from the Iowa Department of Public Health released Wednesday morning show 1,145 people have tested positive for the coronavirus. During her daily press briefing, Gov. Kim Reynolds said 122 Iowans remain hospitalized and 431 people – or 38-percent of those who were diagnosed with the coronavirus -- have recovered.

Reynolds did not mentioned any deaths during Wednesday’s press briefing, but the Iowa Department of Public Health confirmed afterward that a Linn County adult, who was over the age of 81, died of coronavirus symptoms during the past 24 hours. The number of deaths from the pandemic in Iowa now stands at 27.

The virus is now present in 79 of Iowa's 99 counties, with Worth County now reporting its first confirmed case.

To date, 12,821 Iowans have tested negative for the virus.

Here's an update on the 97 additional positive cases:

  • Allamakee County: 1 adult (18-40 years), 1 older adult (61-80 years)
  • Benton County: 1 child (0-17 years)
  • Black Hawk County: 1 adult (18-40 years), 3 middle-age adults (41-60 years)
  • Cedar County: 3 adults (18-40 years), 1 older adult (61-80 years)
  • Clinton County: 1 adult (18-40 years), 1 middle-age adult (41-60 years)
  • Crawford County: 1 adult (18-40 years)
  • Harrison County: 1 adult (18-40 years)
  • Henry County: 2 adults (18-40 years)
  • Johnson County: 10 adults (18-40 years), 1 middle-age adult (41-60 years), 2 older adult (61-80 years)
  • Linn County: 1 child (0-17 years), 4 adults (18-40 years), 1 middle-age adult (41-60 years), 3 older adults (61-80 years), 2 elderly adults (81+)
  • Louisa County: 4 adults (18-40 years), 5 middle-age adults (41-60 years), 1 older adult (61-80 years)
  • Marshall County: 1 adult (18-40 years)
  • Muscatine County: 4 adults (18-40 years), 5 middle-age adults (41-60 years), 1 older adult (61-80 years)
  • Polk County: 2 adults (18-40 years), 4 middle-age adults (41-60 years), 1 older adult (61-80 years)
  • Pottawattamie County: 1 middle-age adult (41-60 years), 1 older adult (61-80 years)
  • Scott County: 4 adults (18-40 years), 7 middle-age adults (41-60 years), 1 older adult (61-80 years)
  • Tama County: 1 adult (18-40 years), 1 middle-age adult (41-60 years), 2 older adults (61-80 years)
  • Warren County: 1 elderly adult (81+)
  • Washington County: 3 adults (18-40 years), 1 middle-age adult (41-60 years), 1 older adult (61-80 years)
  • Webster County: 1 older adult (61-80 years)
  • Woodbury County: 2 middle-age adults (41-60 years)
  • Worth County: 1 middle-age adult (41-60 years)

The projected peak of the COVID-19 pandemic in Iowa is projected to happen later this month.

The Governor announced today that the first financial assistance checks to help Iowa’s small businesses were issued Tuesday. Reynolds said those checks have been sent to almost 500 bars and restaurant that she ordered closed last month in an attempt to stop the spread of the virus. Reynolds also announced an expansion of the state’s small business loan program, adding another $20 million to the $4 million that she initially made available.

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