Iowa Gov. Kim Reynolds holds COVID-19 response briefing

Posted at 11:04 AM, Nov 24, 2020
and last updated 2020-11-24 19:23:24-05

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — On Tuesday, as the state is dealing with COVID-19 outbreaks at 144 long-term care facilities and 3,819 new cases, Iowa Gov. Kim Reynolds held a briefing to provide an update on the state's COVID-19 response.

See also: Iowa coronavirus deaths surpass 2,200 as spread continues

The governor provided an update on supplies to help fight the spread in the forms of PPE and the upcoming vaccine. She said the state's PPE supply is strong and the vaccine will first go to those on the frontlines in the fight against the virus and people who are most vulnerable to it.

Reynolds said the state is seeing a reduction in the number of hospitalizations and is asking people to do their part in helping stop the spread, especially when it comes to upcoming Thanksgiving celebrations.

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