IOWA CITY, Iowa (AP) — An Iowa City hospital CEO says a patient suffering from COVID-19 has been admitted and is in critical condition there.
Suresh Gunasekaran is CEO of the University of Iowa Hospitals & Clinics, and he said in an email Wednesday that all proper procedures and precautions were followed during the admission process so staff members were properly protected.
An Iowa Department of Public Health spokeswoman confirmed the patient is one of the 13 infected residents already reported in Iowa. The patient is among a group of 21 who went on a recent Egyptian cruise.
The health threat has forced officials to cancel plans for mass gatherings.