DES MOINES, Iowa - There are six new cases of COVID-19/coronavirus in Iowa, including three in Polk County, and one each in Muscatine, Dubuque, and Johnson Counties.
There is now a total of 44 cases of coronavirus in the state. Forty of them were tested by the State Hygienics Lab, while the other four cases were confirmed by the CDC.
Thirteen Iowa counties have at least one case of coronavirus.
Three of the new cases in Polk County include an adult 19-40, a middle aged adult 41-60, and an older adult 61-80. The new case in Muscatine County is an adult 19-40. New cases are also in Dubuque County, a middle aged adult 41-60, and in Johnson County, an adult 19-40. In addition, two non-Iowa residents have tested positive for COVID-19 at Iowa healthcare facilities.
Governor Kim Reynolds says she's not considering forcing a shelter in place policy over the COVID-19 outbreak. Reynolds says she has faith in Iowans to do the right thing, and added a shelter in place order isn't on the table.