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Coronavirus. A glass sculpture of the coronavirus (COVID-19) by Bristol-based artist Luke Jerram, which, measuring 23cm in diameter, is a million times larger than the actual virus. It was commissioned five weeks ago for the Duke University School of Engineering in America. Picture date: Tuesday March 17, 2020. See PA story ARTS Coronavirus. 

The Iowa Department of Public Health (IDPH) has been notified of 38 additional positive cases of Iowans with COVID-19, for a total of 336 positive cases. There have been a total of 5,013 negative tests to date, which includes testing reported by the State Hygienic Lab and other labs.

According to IDPH, one Iowan with COVID-19 passed away last night, an older adult (61-80 years) from Linn County.

According to IDPH, the locations and age ranges of the 38 individuals include:

Cedar County, 1 older adult (61-80 years)

Cerro Gordo County, 1 adult (18-40 years), 1 middle-aged adult (41-60 years)

Dallas County, 1 adult (18-40 years), 1 older adult (61-80 years)

Dubuque County, 1 child (0-17 years), 2 middle-aged adults (41-60 years), 1 older adult (61-80 years)

Henry County, 1 older adult (61-80 years)

Iowa County, 1 middle-aged adult (41-60 years)

Jasper County, 1 older adult (61-80 years)

Johnson County, 2 adults (18-40), 2 middle-aged adults (41-60 years)

Linn County, 1 adult (18-40 years), 3 middle-aged adults (41-60 years), 2 older adults (61-80 years)

Marshall County, 1 middle-aged adult (41-60 years)

Polk County, 2 adults (18-40 years), 2 middle-aged adults (41-60 years) 5 older adults (61-80 years),1 elderly adult (81+)

Tama County, 1 adult (18-40 years)

Washington County, 1 middle-aged adult (41-60 years), 1 elderly adult (81+)

Winneshiek County 1 middle-aged adult (41-60 years)

Woodbury County, 1 adult (18-40 years)

A status report of monitoring and testing of COVID19 in Iowa is provided by IDPH and can be found here. In addition, a public hotline has been established for Iowans with questions about COVID-19. The line is available 24/7 by calling 2-1-1 or 1-800-244-7431. The state of Iowa has started sharing the number of negative tests conducted at outside labs, and is providing additional information on the conditions of those infected with COVID-19.

Gov. Reynolds will hold a press conference today at 2:30 p.m. The press conference will be livestreamed and posted in full on Governor Reynolds’ Facebook Page.