From Radio Iowa- State officials have confirmed a coronavirus outbreak at the state’s largest nursing home — the Iowa Veterans Home in Marshalltown. At least three residents of a long-term care facility must test positive for COVID-19 to meet the Iowa Department of Public Health’s definition of an outbreak. Additional outbreaks were announced Tuesday at nursing homes in Dallas, Dubuque, Jasper and Polk Counties. Governor Kim Reynolds said at her Tuesday press conference COVID-19 unfortunately spreads quickly in these kind of congregate settings.
There are now confirmed covid-19 outbreaks at 23 Iowa nursing homes. Earlier this week officials at the Iowa Veterans Home said 15 employees had tested positive for COVID-19.