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Siouxland Has One New COVID-19 and 23 New Cases; Iowa Has 705 New Cases

404 News 07.31.20

The coronavirus continues to spread in Iowa. Another 11 people with COVID-19 have died, and there have been an additional 705 confirmed cases, according to the state's Coronavirus.Iowa.gov website. There have been 865 deaths because of the coronavirus in Iowa. Polk and Woodbury Counties continue to have the highest number of cases of the virus. 

 Woodbury County recorded another COVID-19 death on Friday, and 19 new infections. According to the Siouxland District Health Department, the deceased was a man between 41 and 60 years old. The county's death toll from the virus now stands at 48. 

Dakota County, Nebraska had four new cases of the coronavirus today, for a total of 25,770 cases and 328 deaths. 

South Dakota had tallied 8,685 cases: and 129 deaths. 

Des Moines Public Schools plans to ask the Iowa Department of Education for permission to push back the start of the school year until after Labor Day and seek additional authorization to begin classes fully online. 

Superintendent Tom Ahart said the district anticipates a spike in COVID-19 cases in central Iowa at the end of August. 

The Sioux City Police Department has readied a $260,000 proposal to buy cameras that will be worn daily with uniforms of officers.

In the first week of July, City Manager Bob Padmore announced that there will be a proposal before the council by the end of the summer to equip all of the city's police officers with body cameras. 

At a Friday press conference, Police Chief Rex Mueller said the plan to buy 120 cameras will be aired at the council meeting on Monday.

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