Nine new COVID-19 cases bring Iowa total to 38

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Two new cases detected in Dallas County Wednesday brings the county’s total to five cases and the statewide total to 38.

DES MOINES, Iowa — The Iowa Department of Public Health (IDPH) has been notified of nine additional positive cases of Iowans with COVID-19, for a total of 38 positive cases statewide and five in Dallas County.

According to IDPH, three individuals are residents of Johnson County; two are residents of Polk County; two are residents of Dallas County; one is a resident of Washington County; and one is a resident of Winneshiek County.

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 released Wednesday a video discussing testing criteria.

Reynolds also released a video discussing Iowa’s efforts to implement President Trump’s 15 days to slow the spread. Reynolds will next hold a press conference Thursday at 3 p.m.

ThePerryNews.com will update this story as information becomes available.

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