State officials announced Tuesday there are confirmed cases of the new coronavirus in Jasper and Warren counties.

The state is now up to 124 positive cases of the COVID-19 disease, which is caused by the coronavirus. The state announced 19 new cases were confirmed Tuesday.

The case in Jasper County is an adult between the ages of 61-80 years old. In Warren County, the case is an adult between the ages of 18-40 years old.

The state only releases the age range of confirmed cases, and doesn't release additional details such as workplace, hometown, or towns visited.

There are now 17 cases of the COVID-19 disease in Polk County. There are no confirmed cases in Marion or Mahaska counties, nor contiguous counties of Lucas or Monroe as of Tuesday.

Kyle Ocker is the regional editor of the Centerville Daily Iowegian, Knoxville Journal-Express, Pella Chronicle and Oskaloosa Herald. He can be reached at

Kyle Ocker has been the editor of the Knoxville Journal Express since November 2016. He formerly held the titles of sports editor and associate editor at the Centerville Daily Iowegian, a sister paper to the Journal Express.

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