Iowa’s continued cases of COVID-19 were pretty steady coming into April 19th – each new day adding on average around 100 cases. This changed when an additional 389 new cases were announced on Sunday. Followed by a 257 case-load on April 20th. Gov. Kim Reynolds explains these outbreaks:
Reynolds notes these types of facilities are bound to be hotbeds for potential outbreaks. Though, they are essential to America’s food supply and can not be closed to deter these sickness waves. The only thing they can do is develop better virus tracking systems.
Reynolds also announced Iowa’s correctional facilities had their first case of the virus.
In addition, 4 deaths were announced during Monday’s daily press conference. Overall, 1,235 have recovered from the virus.