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*Editor's Note: This story was updated to reflect new developments of the COVID-19 pandemic. The story was updated March 25 at 5:30 p.m.

There is likely going to be two new cases of COVID-19 confirmed in Harrison County.

However, Brad Brake, administrator of Harrison County Home & Public (HCH&PH) located in Logan, said the results have not yet been released by the State.

Brake does believe the State will be informing the HCH&PH office of those two positive tests in the next 24 hours.

As for the ages and any other general information about the two individuals, that is not yet available to the public.

Right now, he does not have any additional information either, but he will likely have more tomorrow, March 26.

The Twiner-Herald will do their best to continue to keep the public informed on news related to the COVID-19 pandemic.

Two individuals in Harrison County have tested positive for COVID-19, according to a press release by the Harrison County Home & Public Health (HCH&PH) on March 23.

The two individuals are older adults (ages 61-80 years old), who are recovering at home in isolation.

The individuals contracted the illness while traveling outside the United States. They became symptomatic prior to returning to Iowa.

The two individuals promptly self-quarantined when they returned home. An investigation was done March 22 by HCH&PH.

One Harrison County resident was determined to be at risk. That person traveled with the two individuals who tested positive. That person self-quarantined immediately after returning to Iowa.

"As we see positive cases turn up, HCH&PH will continue to follow Iowa privacy laws while be as transparent as possible to the public," said Brad Brake, administrator of HCH&PH.

HCH&PH's general practice will be to not disclose specific towns or cities where residents reside who have confirmed positive tests.

However, during the investigation, staff will ask permission from residents if they are willing for that information to be made public. Here, the permission was given.

The Twiner-Herald will continue to keep people abreast if there are more cases that are confirmed in Harrison County.