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Second COVID-19 case confirmed at Lennox

Another positive case of COVID-19 was confirmed in Marshall County on Sunday. The total number of cases in the county is six.

Confirmed cases in the county include two at the Iowa Veterans Home and two at Lennox.

While the number of self-quarantined employees is low, due to the critical nature of those employees, we decided to pause production at our Marshalltown factory,” Lennox said in a statement

Phil Gee, the director of communications and public affairs at Lennox, said employees who were in close contact with the two cases have been instructed to self-quarantine to limit the spread of COVID-19.

“Disinfection of the facility has been completed by a third party service provider following CDC recommendations and OSHA guidelines, and the factory is ready to resume operations when our employees return,” he said.

Gee said Lennox has enough product inventory to meet customer needs.

The Iowa Department of Public Health was notified of 38 additional positive cases of Iowans with COVID-19 on Sunday. That brings the state total to 336 positive cases.

The fourth Iowan with COVID-19 died Saturday evening and was an older adult (61-80 years) from Linn County. 

There are 51 Iowans hospitalized with the illness, 17 who have been discharged and 185 who have not been hospitalized.

According to the Iowa Department of Public Health, the locations and age ranges of the 38 individuals confirmed on Sunday include:

• Marshall County: 1 middle-aged adult (41-60 years) 

• Cedar County: 1 older adult (61-80 years)

• Cerro Gordo County: 1 adult (18-40 years), 1 middle-aged adult (41-60 years)

• Dallas County: 1 adult (18-40 years), 1 older adult (61-80 years)

• Dubuque County: 1 child (0-17 years), 2 middle-aged adults (41-60 years), 1 older adult (61-80 years)

• Henry County: 1 older adult (61-80 years)

• Iowa County: 1 middle-aged adult (41-60 years) 

• Jasper County: 1 older adult (61-80 years)

• Johnson County: 2 adults (18-40), 2 middle-aged adults (41-60 years)

• Linn County: 1 adult (18-40 years), 3 middle-aged adults (41-60 years), 2 older adults (61-80 years)

• Polk County: 2 adults (18-40 years), 2 middle-aged adults (41-60 years) 5 older adults (61-80 years),1 elderly adult (81+)

• Tama County: 1 adult (18-40 years)

• Washington County: 1 middle-aged adult (41-60 years), 1 elderly adult (81+)

• Winneshiek County: 1 middle-aged adult (41-60 years)

• Woodbury County: 1 adult (18-40 years)

There have been a total of 5,013 negative tests to date, which includes testing reported by the state hygienic lab and other labs. 

A public hotline has been established for Iowans with questions about COVID-19. The line is available 24/7 by calling 2-1-1 or 1-800-244-7431.

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