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As Iowa’s 43rd Governor, Kim Reynolds is determined to make sure that Iowa’s success is every Iowan’s success. Whether it’s preparing Iowans for cutting-edge careers, fighting for education, improving healthcare and mental health access, or empowering our rural communities, Kim’s priorities are making a difference in all four corners of the state. Her vision keeps Iowans at the center of all decisions, especially in the area of fiscal responsibility. Kim knows that when Iowa taxpayers are able to keep more of their money, great things happen. She also believes in redemption. Kim’s justice reform initiatives carefully balance second chances with victim rights. As Governor, Kim’s strong voice for international trade, agriculture, and advanced manufacturing is opening new markets and maintaining relationships with leaders in China, Mexico, Canada, Israel, Thailand, Vietnam, the Philippines, Germany, Brazil and Argentina, to name just a few. Although she’s traveled the world telling Iowa’s story, Kim is still a small-town girl at heart with common-sense values. These principles are reflected in the Governor’s Empower Rural Iowa initiative and Future Ready Iowa. At age 57, Kim earned a bachelor’s degree from Iowa State University. Then, nearly two years later, on Nov. 4, 2018, she was elected by Iowans to become their first woman Governor. Family means everything to Kim and her husband, Kevin. They have three daughters (Jennifer, Nicole and Jessica) who are happily married, and Kim and Kevin love spending time with their 10 very active grandchildren.

DES MOINES, Iowa–The Iowa Department of Public Health (IDPH) has confirmed 38 additional positive cases of Iowans with COVID-19, for a total of 336 positive cases and 5,013 negative tests to date, which includes testing reported by the State Hygienic Lab and other labs. One Iowan with COVID-19 passed away last night, an older adult (61-80 years) from Linn County.

According to the IDPH, the locations and age ranges of the 38 individuals include:

  • Cedar County: One older adult (61-80 years).
  • Cerro Gordo County: One adult (18-40 years) and one middle-aged adult (41-60 years).
  • Dallas County: One adult (18-40 years) and one older adult (61-80 years).
  • Dubuque County: One child (0-17 years), two middle-aged adults (41-60 years), and one older adult (61-80 years).
  • Henry County: One older adult (61-80 years).
  • Iowa County: One middle-aged adult (41-60 years).
  • Jasper County: One older adult (61-80 years).
  • Johnson County: Two adults (18-40) and two middle-aged adults (41-60 years).
  • Linn County: One adult (18-40 years), three middle-aged adults (41-60 years), and two older adults (61-80 years).
  • Marshall County: One middle-aged adult (41-60 years).
  • Polk County: Two adults (18-40 years), two middle-aged adults (41-60 years), five older adults (61-80 years), and one elderly adult (81+ years).
  • Tama County: One adult (18-40 years).
  • Washington County: One middle-aged adult (41-60 years) and one elderly adult (81+ years).
  • Winneshiek County: One middle-aged adult (41-60 years).
  • Woodbury County: One adult (18-40 years).

You may view a status report of monitoring and testing of COVID-19 in Iowa, provided by the IDPH, here.

In addition, you may call a public hotline established for Iowans with questions about COVID-19 24/7 at 2-1-1 or 1-800-244-7431. The state of Iowa has started sharing the number of negative tests conducted at outside labs and additional information on the conditions of those infected with COVID-19. Governor Kim Reynolds will hold a press conference today at 2:30 p.m. You may watch the press conference on Reynolds’ Facebook Page.

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