DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — The Iowa Department of Public Health is offering coronavirus testing for all employees of long-term care facilities in Tama County because of a rising number of cases in the region.
Gov. Kim Reynolds announced Wednesday following a surge of cases at the National Beef plant in Tama, where 177 workers tested positive for COVID-19.
The eastern Iowa plant resumed production Monday after being closed for two weeks due to the virus spread among its workers.
Reynolds has frequently noted that a large percentage of those who have died from the virus live in long-term care facilities.
Also Wednesday, officials said there were 107 new positive coronavirus cases and seven additional deaths, bringing the total to 90 people.