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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 73 additional positive cases of Iowans with COVID-19, for a total of 497 positive cases,  one death in Muscatine County, a middle-aged (41-60 years) resident, and a  total of 6,888 negative tests to date, which includes testing reported by the State Hygienic Lab and other labs.

According to the IDPH, the locations and age ranges of the 73 individuals include:

  • Black Hawk County: One middle aged adult (41-60 years).
  • Cedar County: One middle aged adult (41-60 years).
  • Clay County: One adult (18-40 years).
  • Clinton County: Two middle aged adults (41-60 years) and one older adult (61-80 years).
  • Dallas County: Four adults (18-40 years).
  • Harrison County: One middle aged adult (41-60 years).
  • Iowa County: One middle aged adult (41-60 years).
  • Jasper County: One elderly adult (81+ years).
  • Johnson County: Two adults (18-40 years) and one middle aged adult (41-60 years).
  • Jones County: Two adults (18-40 years) and one middle aged adult (41-60 years).
  • Keokuk County: One adult (18-40 years).
  • Linn County: Three adults (18-40 years), seven middle aged adults (41-60 years), seven older adults (61-80 years), two elderly adults (81+ years).
  • Marshall County: One adult (18-40 years) and one older adult (61-80 years).
  • Muscatine County: Two middle aged adults (41-60 years) and one older adult (61-80 years).
  • Polk County: One child (0-17 years), five adults (18-40 years), three middle aged adults (41-60 years), four older adults (61-80 years), and two elderly adults (81+).
  • Pottawattamie County: One middle aged adult (41-60 years).
  • Scott County: Two middle aged adults (41-60 years).
  • Sioux County: One middle aged adult (41-60 years) and one older adult (61-80 years).
  • Tama County: One adult (18-40 years).
  • Warren County: Two middle aged adults (41-60 years).
  • Washington County: Three adults (18-40 years), two older adults (61-80 years) and one elderly adult (81+ years).

You may view a status report of monitoring and testing of COVID19 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 providing 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 view the press conference in full on Reynolds’ Facebook Page.

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