IOWA (IRN) – The Iowa Department of Public Health says 38 more people have tested positive for COVID-19. Sunday’s announcement brings the total cases in Iowa to 336. There have been four deaths in Iowa related to COVID-19. Iowa’s first “peak” of infections could still be two or three weeks out.
MARSHALLTOWN, IA (IRN) – Lennox has verified there are two confirmed cases of COVID-19 at its factory in Marshalltown on Sunday. A third party has disinfected the facility and the company is ready to have employees return and operations resume. However, the factory will not reopen until April 9.
DES MOINES, IA (IRN) – An independent senior apartment complex in Des Moines says one of their residents has COVID-19. KCCI-TV reports residents at Luther Park Apartments are frustrated with what they call a lack of information they have about their neighbor who tested positive. Building management says their hands are tied as they are not allowed to release who that person is or which apartment they live in because of the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act – known as HIPAA.
OELWEIN, IA (IRN) – Severe storms damaged an apartment building in northeast Iowa Saturday night and knocked down power lines in the area. A tornado that was spotted in Oelwein tore off part of the wall of a 12-unit apartment building and damaged the siding of a second building in the complex. No serious injuries were reported.