Iowa Department of Public Health

State of Iowa

The state of Iowa reports two more people have died from complications of COVID-19.  This brings the total number of deaths to three.

On Friday, the Iowa Department of Public Health added 56 more positive cases for a total of 235.  There have been a total of more than 3,700 negative tests.

The number of Siouxlanders impacted increased as well.  There are new confirmed cases in Woodbury, Monona and now Dickinson County for a total of eight people.  All the new cases involve people 61-years or older.

IA DEPT. OF PUBLIC HEALTH

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HOTLINE NUMBERS FOR THE TRI-STATE AREA

Iowa: For general questions about COVID-19 call 211 or (800) 244-7431

Nebraska: DHHS Covid-19 Information Line (402) 555-6645 (Open 8 a.m. – 8 p.m.)

South Dakota: Covid-19 Information Line (800) 997-2880

FEDERAL INFORMATION

CDC

Siouxland Public Media KWIT-KOJI is working hard to provide people in Siouxland information they need to stay informed on the COVID-19 Pandemic.  If you have anything you would like to add to this list please send our newsroom an email at news@kwit.org.  Thank you.

Information on COVID-19 from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention:

https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/index.html

Latest information from the Iowa Department of Public Health including a “Case by County” Map:

The Iowa Democratic Party is expected to release final caucus results today from the caucuses held on February 3rd.  The Democratic Party started a recount of 23 precincts on Tuesday after a request from candidates Pete Buttigieg and Bernie Sanders.  Buttigieg had a slight lead of 14 to 12 national delegates over Sanders.

State officials have issued a warning for people in Nebraska who recently traveled to one of 10 countries that have experienced an outbreak of COVID-19.

They are asking them to self-report to state or local public health officials.

  

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According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, 34 states are now reporting high flu activity. 

That is an increase from 25 states last week.  Iowa and Nebraska are two of the 34 states experiencing high flu activity. 

In Iowa, the Department of Public Health lists influenza as "widespread" throughout the state.  The IDPH says this season there's been over 6,000 Iowans hospitalized for the flu and 11 people have reportedly died due to flu-related symptoms.