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Woodbury County Has One New COVID-19 Death; 19 New Cases

Just a day after officials launched an effort to increase enforcement of distancing orders in bars and restaurants, a state agency reported there had been 705 new confirmed cases of the coronavirus. 

As of this morning, another 11 people had died of the virus in Iowa.

Governor Kim Reynolds announced yesterday that a $1,000 fine would be imposed on bars that fail to enforce social distancing requirements when more than ten are gathered. 

Restaurants will get a warning. Repeat offenses could result in suspensions and revocations of food and alcohol permits and licenses. 

There have been 865 coronavirus deaths in Iowa. Polk and Woodbury Counties continue to have the highest number of cases of the virus. 

 Woodbury County recorded another COVID-19 death today 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. 

Sneaky's Chicken will be closed for a week after an employee tested positive for the novel coronavirus, the Sioux City restaurant wrote in a Facebook post yesterday afternoon. 

The restaurant will remain closed tentatively until Aug. 6, 

Nebraska had accounted for 25,766 cases and 328 deaths. 

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

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