JOHNSTON, Iowa - Iowa Gov. Kim Reynolds urged every Iowan to be “part of the solution" as she said the number of positive tests in the state is at 44, up six from Wednesday.
According to the Iowa Department of Public Health, three of the new cases live in Polk County, one adult 19-40, one middle aged adult 41-60, and one older adult 61-80. One new case in and adult 19-40 living in Muscatine County, one is a middle aged adult 41-60 living in Dubuque County, and one is an adult 19-40 living in Johnson County. Two additional non-residents of Iowa tested positive at Iowa healthcare facilities for COVID-19.
The number of cases covers 13 counties: Adair, Allamakee, Black Hawk, Carroll, Dallas, Dubuque, Johnson, Harrison, Muscatine, Polk, Pottawattamie, Washington, and Winneshiek.
642 people have tested negative for coronavirus in Iowa.
Reynolds also said that the state is extending the deadline to file state taxes to July 31 amid the Coronavirus pandemic and
She called small-business owners “the backbone of our community” and said unemployment is available for those impacted.
“We will continue to do our part to keep business in Iowa moving forward,” the governor said.
Iowa has temporarily closed schools, bars, dine-in restaurants and many other locations in recent days.
“It means our everyday routines need to change,” Reynolds said.
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