The first three reported cases in Iowa may have been from this ship, https://www.desmoinesregister.com/story/news/health/2020/03/08/coronavirus-iowa-kim-reynolds-cases-covid-outbreak/4954032002/
The three people, who live in Johnson County, tested positive for the virus after returning March 3 from a cruise that traveled through Egypt, Reynolds told reporters at an evening news conference.
The three were on a cruise
The cruise that the three Iowans were on ran from Feb. 17 to March 2, according to Gerd Clabaugh, director of the Iowa Department of Public Health. All three returned to their residences on March 3. They later sought health care services after feeling ill and were sent home.
"The three are currently isolated in their homes," Clabaugh said. "Public health and health care partners are doing what they're trained and equipped to do to protect patients, themselves and the community."
Officials described one of the individuals who tested positive as middle-aged, between 41 and 60 years old, and the two others as older, between 61 and 80 years old. They said two had underlying health conditions and one did not.