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Black Hawk County has first community spread COVID-19 case

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BLACK HAWK COUNTY, Iowa (KWWL) -- Black Hawk County now has community spread of coronavirus, according to Director of the Black Hawk County Health Department Nafissa Cisse Egbuonye.

The 73 new Iowa cases identified today included one new case from Black Hawk County, that has now been identified as community spread.

The individual is a middle-age adult (41-60 years), according to the Iowa Department of Public Health.

Black Hawk County has also been updated to a 'Moderate' status, according to their coronavirus website, meaning that there are confirmed cases and community spread of COVID-19 is occurring.

Currently, the county has seven positive COVID-19 cases.

County officials are stressing to continue to follow social distancing guidelines and recommendations from them, the CDC and the state.

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Posted by KWWL on Tuesday, March 31, 2020
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