COVID-19 case confirmed in Iowa, bringing state total to 45

Posted at 12:24 PM, Mar 20, 2020

OMAHA, Neb. (KMTV) — Another case of COVID-19 has been confirmed in Iowa, bringing the state's total to 45.

According to the Iowa Department of Public Health (IDPH), this individual resides in Allamakee County and is a middle-aged adult (41-60).

At this time, 765 negative tests have been conducted at the State Hygienic Lab in Iowa. A status report of monitoring and testing of COVID19 in Iowa provided by IDPH can be found here []. In addition, a public hotline has been established for Iowans with questions about COVID-19. The line is available 24/7 by calling 2-1-1 or 1-800-244-7431. The governor’s office and the IDPH will be transitioning to mid-morning updates as testing capabilities have expanded.

Gov. Reynolds will hold a press conference today from the State Emergency Operations Center (SEOC) in Johnston, IA at 2:30 p.m. to provide an update to the state of Iowa on COVID-19. Gov. The press conference will be livestreamed and posted in full on Governor Reynolds’ Facebook Page [].