Coronavirus Not Expected to Peak in Iowa For Another 2-3 Weeks
Despite having hundreds of positive COVID-19 cases in Iowa, we won't reach the peak for two-three more weeks, according to health officials.
The Sioux City Journal reports:
“We’re thinking that we might see a first peak (of the virus) in the next two to three weeks,” Reisetter said during Gov. Kim Reynolds’ latest briefing on the state’s response to the coronavirus. The briefing was held Sunday at the State Emergency Operations Center at Camp Dodge.
Reisetter reiterated that things could change very quickly, but mid-April is their best estimation as of right now.
38 new cases were reported in Iowa on Sunday and four residents have died as a result of the virus so far.
Despite their projection of a potential peak in a few weeks, state officials continued to urge Iowans to be cautious in helping to limit the virus’ spread. Reynolds continued to urge Iowans to stay home as much as possible, limit public trips for essential purposes, and contact a physician when they experience symptoms of the virus, including a fever and difficulty breathing.
Additionally, on Sunday, President Trump extended the United State's social distancing policy through the end of April.