Additional COVID-19 cases in Iowa March 23

DES MOINES, Iowa–The Iowa Department of Public Health (IDPH) has confirmed 15 additional positive cases of Iowans with COVID-19, for a total of 105 positive cases. There have confirmed a total of 2,043 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 15 individuals include:

  • Allamakee County: One adult (18-40 years).
  • Dubuque County: One adult (18-40 years) and one older adult (61-80 years).
  • Hancock County: Two older adults (61-80 years).
  • Johnson County: One middle-aged adult (41-60 years) and two older adults (61-80 years).
  • Linn County: One adult (18-40 years) and one middle-aged adult (41-60 years).
  • Muscatine County: One middle-aged adult (41-60 years).
  • Polk County: One adult (18-40 years), one middle-aged adult (41-60 years).
  • Wapello County: One older adult (61-80 years).
  • Woodbury County: One middle-aged adult (41-60 years).

You may access a status report of monitoring and testing of COVID19 in Iowa provided by the IDPH here.

In addition, you may contact a public hotline for Iowans with questions about COVID-19 24/7 by calling 2-1-1 or 1-800-244-7431. The state of Iowa has started sharing the number of negative tests conducted at other labs and will soon provide additional information regarding hospitalization and recovery.

Governor Kim Reynolds will hold a press conference today at 2:30 p.m You may view the press conference in full on Governor Reynolds’ Facebook Page.

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