The Iowa Department of Public Health (IDPH) was recently notified of 23 more positive cases of COVID-19 in Iowa, including one in Story County.  Iowa now has a total of 68 positive COVID-19 cases. At this time, the State Hygienic Lab has conducted 1,049 negative cases.

According to the IDPH, the locations and ages of the 23 new cases are: 

  • One middle age adult, 41 to 60 years, and one older adult, 61 to 80 years, in Allamakee County.

  • One middle age adult and one elderly, 81 years or older, in Black Hawk County.

  • One older adult in Dubuque County.

  • One adult, 18 to 40 years, in Fayette County.

  • One adult in Henry County.

  • Three adults, one middle age adult and one older adult in Johnson County.

  • Two adults and one middle age adult in Linn County.

  • One middle age adult in Muscatine County.

  • Two middle age adults and two older adults in Polk County.

  • One middle age adult in Pottawattamie County.

  • One adult in Story County.

  • One middle age adult in Washington County.

A public hotline has been established for Iowans with questions and concerns involving COVID-19. The line is available 24/7 and can be accessed by calling 2-1-1 or 1-800-244-7431. 

Iowa strongly recommends social distancing and self-isolation after travel to avoid quickly overburdening the healthcare system, according to the office of Gov.Kim Reynolds.

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