86 positive COVID-19 cases related to Tyson plant outbreak


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Emerson Latham

Gov. Kim Reynolds announced an additional 189 positive cases of COVID-19 in the state of Iowa today, April 14, 2020, for a total of 1,899 positive cases. 


Of those 189 new cases, 86 of them are related to the Tyson plant outbreak among its employees in Louisa County. Public health has been working closely with management at the plant to test their staff.


The Iowa Department of Public Health (IDPH) has reported three additional outbreaks in long term care facilities: Bartels Lutheran in Bremer County, Trinity Center at Lutheran Park in Polk County and On With Life, a residential facility in Polk County.


There have been an additional 481 negative tests in Iowa for a total of 17,467 negative tests to date, which includes testing reported by the State Hygienic Lab and other labs.


An additional 6 deaths were reported, totalling to 49 deaths in the state of Iowa.


“Today I am pleased to share that we are making more information available and more accessible with the launch of a new dashboard on our website, coronavirus.iowa.gov,” said Gov. Kim Reynolds.


The dashboard reports the same numbers that Gov. Kim Reynolds announces in her daily press conferences plus more.


“You can hover over any county on the map to see the name, number of confirmed cases and the number of deaths. If you click on the county, you will see even more information,” said Gov. Reynolds. 


The ability to access the information in tables is also available so the viewer can see more data at once.


The public hotline has been established for Iowans with questions about COVID-19. The hotline is available 24/7 by calling 2-1-1 or 1-800-244-7431.