Iowa Sees Largest Daily Increase To Date With 189 New COVID-19 Cases, 86 Linked to Outbreak At Meat Packing Plant – 1380 KCIM
The Iowa Department of Public Health (IDPH) reports 189 new COVID-19 cases have been confirmed as of Tuesday morning, the state’s largest increase in cases to date. As of April 14, Iowa’s totals are 1,899 cases and 49 coronavirus-related deaths, including the six additional deaths recorded Tuesday morning. According to Gov. Kim Reynolds, 86 of the 189 new cases are attributed to an outbreak at a Tyson pork-packing facility in Columbus Junction in Louisa County. Additionally, three more outbreaks have been identified in long-term care facilities in Bremer and Polk Counties. The IDPH has rolled out a new website for Iowans to find daily updates and in-depth data at www.coronavirus.iowa.gov. Information available there includes county-by-county case information, Regional Medical Coordination Center (RMCC) analysis, Iowa’s epidemic curve, disaster proclamations and much more. During her press conference, Reynolds noted the site is experiencing a large volume of traffic and may be unavailable briefly as her team works to correct the issue. As for case numbers in the listening area, Audubon, Carroll, Greene and Guthrie Counties have confirmed only a single case to date. According to the IDPH, Crawford and Shelby Counties remain at six. For more information on COVID-19 in Iowa, follow the links included below.