The number of people diagnosed with the coronavirus continues to increase across Iowa, with three cases now confirmed in Black Hawk County and one in Fayette County.

State health officials announced Saturday that 23 more positive cases of COVID-19 have been confirmed in Iowa, raising the total number of confirmed cases to 68. To date, there have been 1,049 negative tests conducted at the State Hygienic Lab.

Officials with the Iowa Department of Public Health (IDPH) said the two newest cases in Black Hawk County involved a middle-aged adult male, who is between 41- and 60-years-old, and an older adult, who is between 61- and 80-years-old. Black Hawk County's first case was announced earlier this week after a person who at least 81-year-old was found to have contracted the virus through travel.

Health officials said the victim in Fayette County's first confirmed case is an adult who is between 18- and 40-years-old.

Here's information on the 23 new cases of COVID-19 released by the Iowa Department of Public Health:

Allamakee County:
2 cases: 1 middle age adult (41-60 years); 1 older adult (61-80 years)

Black Hawk County:
2 cases: 1 middle age adult (41-60 years); 1 elderly (81 years or older)

Dubuque County:
1 case: an older adult (61-80 years)

Fayette County:
1 case: an adult (18-40 years)

Henry County:
1 case: 1 adult (18-40 years)

Johnson County:
5 cases: 3 adults (18-40 years); 1 middle-aged adult (41-60 years); 1 older adult (61-80 years)

Linn County:
3 cases: 2 adults (18-40 years); 1 middle-aged adult (41-60 years)

Muscatine County:
1 case: a middle-aged adult (41-60 years)

Polk County:
4 cases: 2 middle age adults (41-60 years); 2 older adults (61-80 years)

Pottawattamie County:
1 case: a middle-aged adult (41-60 years)

Story County:
1 case: an adult (18-40 years)

Washington County:
1 case: a 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 Sunday press conference at 2:30 PM. To view the live stream, CLICK HERE.

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