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Officials: Dental Student is First U of Iowa COVID-19 Case

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University of Iowa (WHO Channel 13)

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IOWA CITY, Iowa (AP) — A dental student is the first COVID-19 case reported on the University of Iowa campus in Iowa City, officials said.

A patient seen by the student when the student was symptomatic has been notified, university officials said, as have other students with whom he came in contact.

The dentistry student doesn’t live in any residence hall and is in isolation off campus, the university said.

“The (Dental College) also disinfects all operatories, etc., after routine protocol for blood-borne pathogens and has intensified these efforts,” said a campus message sent Thursday.

For most people, COVID-19 causes only mild or moderate symptoms, such as fever and cough. For some, especially older adults and people with existing health problems, it can cause more severe illness, including pneumonia.

Gov. Kim Reynolds announced Thursday that the state total had risen to 44.

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