Number Of Confirmed COVID19 Cases In Iowa Jumps To 8; Others Are being Monitored

Tue 3-10-2020

(Des Moines, IA)  --  Governor Kim Reynolds has signed a disaster declaration shortly after the Iowa Department of Public Health confirmed eight cases of COVID-19 in the state.  Seven of the eight cases are in Johnson County. 

State health officials are all of the new presumptive cases are related to travel. 

So far, 51 Iowa residents have been tested and 11 of the test results are pending.  Sixty-seven people without symptoms are being monitored. 

The governor is holding a Tuesday morning news conference at 10:30 A-M to release an update.