Fifteen more Iowans died of COVID-19, the state said Thursday, with total number of deaths at 854 people as of 10 a.m.

Confirmed COVID-19 cases in the state were 43,844 up 648 from Wednesday, the Iowa Department of Public Health (IDPH) reported.

Locally, Clinton County added 16 cases for a total of 270 confirmed cases, according to Clinton County health officials. Of those cases, 40% are in the 18 to 40 age group, and 36% are in the 41 to 60 age group. In the state, 48% of the cases are in the 18 to 40 age group, and 30% are in the 41 to 60 age group. Of the 5,139 people tested in Clinton County, 5.3% have tested positive, compared with a state rate of 9.3% of the 469,609 people tested. At least 107 people are recovered, according to local health officials. Clinton County has two reported deaths from COVID-19.

The IDPH also shares symptomatic vs. asymptomatic details for the state. Of the positive cases, 13% are asymptomatic, 20% are pending investigation, 63% are symptomatic, and 4% are unknown.

In the state, 31,747 people were recovered as of 10 a.m. Cases are considered recovered 28 days after a person was identified as positive by symptoms or test unless that person is deceased.

Clinton and Jackson counties are both part of Region 5 of the state’s six Regional Medical Coordination Centers. As of Thursday, Region 5 had 53 people hospitalized with COVID-19, with 11 of those admitted in the last 24 hours, 26 in intensive care units, and 10 people on ventilators. Region 5, which covers the southeast portion of the state, had 279 inpatient beds, 69 ICU beds and 203 ventilators available.

Also on Thursday, the state reported 237 people were hospitalized with 33 of those admitted in the last 24 hours. Seventy-six people were in intensive care units, with 31 people on ventilators.

Visit coronavirus.iowa.gov/ for more information. The website allows users to get further detail by county, such as age groups and other demographics of cases.