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IA Gov. Reynolds orders schools closed through April 30

Comments on lack of shelter-in-place order
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Posted at 12:08 PM, Apr 02, 2020
and last updated 2020-04-02 23:17:51-04

OMAHA, Neb. (KMTV) — In Iowa, there are now 614 positive cases of coronavirus and 11 deaths.

66 additional cases were announced today, along with two more deaths. The people who died are two older adults from Linn County.

Thursday afternoon, Iowa Governor Kim Reynolds addressed the state’s response to the virus and why she hasn’t issued a shelter-in-place order as numbers rise.

“I would ask other Iowans to look at what we've done and what other states have done. I know that I’ve based my decisions on data that's been provided to me from the epidemiologist team, Deptartment of Public Health, the CDC and experts across the country,” she said.

Reynolds expanded her emergency proclamation to include more elective surgeries and ordered schools to stay closed through April 30.

The Iowa Department of Public Health provided the following information on the new cases:

  • Allamakee County, 1 child (0-17 years), 2 adults (18-40 years), 4 middle-age adults (41-60 years), 1 older adult (61-80) years
  • Black Hawk County, 1 middle-age adult (41-60 years)
  • Boone County, 1 middle-age adult (41-60 years)
  • Bremer County, 1 middle-age adult (41-60 years)
  • Buchanan County, 1 adult (18-40 years)
  • Cedar County, 1 adult (18-40 years), 1 middle-age adult (41-60 years)
  • Cerro Gordo County, 2 middle-age adults (41-60 years)
  • Clay County, 1 middle-age adult (41-60 years)
  • Clinton County, 2 adults (18-40 years), 1 older adult (61-80 years)
  • Dallas County, 1 adult (18-40 years), 3 middle-age adults (41-60 years)
  • Delaware County, 1 older adult (61-80 years)
  • Jefferson County, 1 adult (18-40 years)
  • Johnson County, 1 adult (18-40 years), 3 middle-age adults (41-60 years)
  • Jones County, 1 middle-age adult (41-60 years)
  • Linn County, 3 adults (18-40 years), 4 middle-age adults (41-60 years), 1 older adult (61-80 years), 1 elderly adult (81+)
  • Mahaska County, 1 middle-age adult (41-60 years)
  • Marshall County, 1 middle-age adult (41-60 years)
  • Muscatine County, 1 adult (18-40 years)
  • Polk County, 2 adults (18-40 years), 1 middle-age adult (41-60 years), 3 older adults (61-80 years)
  • Poweshiek County, 1 middle-age adult (41-60 years)
  • Scott County, 3 middle-age adults (41-60 years), 1 older adult (61-80 years)
  • Tama County, 2 adults (18-40 years), 1 middle-age adult (41-60 years)
  • Van Buren County, 1 older adult (61-80 years)
  • Warren County, 1 adult (18-40 years), 1 middle-age adult (41-60 years)
  • Washington County, 1 adult (18-40 years), 1 older adult (61-80 years)
  • Winneshiek County, 1 older adult (61-80 years)
  • Woodbury County, 2 adults (18-40 years), 1 middle-age adult (41-60 years)

To date, there have been a total of 8,054 negative tests across the state.