Gov. Reynolds: 21 of Linn County's 71 COVID-19 cases associated with care center
An eastern Iowa care center is the site of an outbreak of COVID-19 cases, accounting for three out of every 10 cases in Linn County, according to information provided by the state of Iowa.
Gov. Kim Reynolds said during a press conference on Monday, March 30, 2020, that 21 cases of COVID-19 were associated with a care center in Linn County. The governor classified this as a local outbreak at the care facility, confirmed by the Iowa Department of Public Health.
The governor's office confirmed that Heritage Specialty Care was the care center in Cedar Rapids that is experiencing the outbreak. Previously,
of Heritage had been reported as testing positive for the illness.
As of Monday, Linn County has 71 total cases of COVID-19. The care facility is associated with about 30% of those total cases countywide.