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IOWA UNVEILS NEW COVID-19 WEBSITE

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IOWA HEALTH OFFICIALS HAVE UNVEILED A NEW WEBSITE FEATURE PROVIDING THE LATEST NUMBERS AND OTHER INFORMATION ABOUT THE CORONAVIRUS IN OUR STATE.

GOVERNOR KIM REYNOLDS TALKED ABOUT THE NEW SITE AT HER TUESDAY NEWS CONFERENCE:

OC……….CURVE. :21

THE WEBSITE IS CORONAVIRUS DOT IOWA DOT GOV.

Governor Kim Reynolds announced a large number of new COVID-19 cases in Iowa Tuesday, with many of them employees at the Tyson meat packing plant in Columbus Junction:

OC………..positive cases. :08

Reynolds says that plant overall has a total of 186 positive cases, with nearly half, 86, processed between Sunday and Monday.

OC………the Tyson outbreak. :09

The governor says state officials have secured extra testing supplies for the plant, which employs about 14-hundred people.
There are also three new outbreaks in long term care facilities across Iowa:

OC……….located in Polk County. :11

Six more deaths were reported, bringing the state total to 49 fatalities.

163 patients are hospitalized, but 790 people have recovered from the coronavirus, which is 42% of the 1899 positive cases.