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Iowa's coronavirus case total climbs to 68

Posted at 12:49 PM, Mar 21, 2020
and last updated 2020-03-22 12:22:23-04

COUNCIL BLUFFS, Iowa. (KMTV) — The Iowa Department of Public Health (IDPH) announced 23 new positive cases of coronavirus on Saturday, bringing the state's total to 68.

The new cases include one middle age adult from Pottawattamie County.

According to IDPH, the locations and age ranges of the 23 individuals include:

  • Allamakee County, 1 middle age adult (41-60 years), 1 older adult (61-80 years)
  • Black Hawk County, 1 middle age adult (41-60 years), 1 elderly (81 years or older)
  • Dubuque County, 1 older adult (61-80 years)
  • Fayette County, 1 adult (18-40 years)
  • Henry County, 1 adult (18-40 years)
  • Johnson County, 3 adults (18-40 years), 1 middle age adult (41-60 years), 1 older adult (61-80 years)
  • Linn County, 2 adults (18-40 years), 1 middle age adult (41-60 years)
  • Muscatine County, 1 middle age adult (41-60 years)
  • Polk County, 2 middle age adults (41-60 years), 2 older adults (61-80 years)
  • Pottawattamie County, 1 middle age adult (41-60 years)
  • Story County, 1 adult (18-40 years)
  • Washington County, 1 middle age adult (41-60 years)

According to the IDPH, there have been 1,049 negative coronavirus test results to date at the State Hygienic Lab.

Iowa Governor Kim Reynolds and the IDPH recommend a 14-day period of self-isolation for Iowans who have traveled out of state recently, whether internationally or domestically.

Visit this website to see a list of positive coronavirus cases by county in Iowa.

Iowans with questions about coronavirus can call 2-1-1 or 1-800-244-7431.

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