march2020updateoncoronavirus

The Iowa Department of Public Health (IDPH) has been notified of 21 additional positive cases of Iowans with COVID-19, for a total of 145 positive cases, according to a press release for today, March 25, from the Governor of Iowa's office.

There have been a total of 2,578 negative tests to date, which includes testing reported by the State Hygienic Lab and other labs. 

According to IDPH, the locations and age ranges of the 21 individuals include:

*Allamakee County 1 middle-aged adults (41-60 years)

*Benton County, 2 middle-aged adults (41-60 years)

*Hancock County, 1 middle-aged adults (41-60 years)

*Johnson County, 4 adults (18-40 years), 1 middle-aged adult (41-60 years), 1 older adult (61-80 years)

*Linn County, 1 middle-aged adult (41-60 years)

*Muscatine County, 1 adult (18-40 years)

*Polk County, 3 older adults (61-80 years)

*Poweshiek County, 2 older adults (61-80 years)

*Scott County, 2 middle-aged (41-60 years)

*Washington County, 2 adults (18-40 years)

A status report of monitoring and testing of COVID19 in Iowa is provided by the IDPH. 

In addition, a public hotline has been established for Iowans with questions about COVID-19. The line is available 24 hours a day, seven days a week by calling 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 is providing additional information on the conditions of those infected with COVID-19. 

 Gov. Reynolds will hold a press conference today, March 25, at 2:30 p.m. The press conference will be live streamed and posted in full on Governor Reynold's Facebook page.