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Pres. Trump Approves Disaster Declaration, Funds; Visits Cedar Rapids Tuesday

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President Donald Trump will visit Cedar Rapids tomorrow.  Trump today has approved Iowa's application for a major federal disaster declaration in the aftermath of last week's devastating storm. Iowa Governor Kim Reynolds asked for nearly 4-billion dollars.

Iowa’s coronavirus website has made the pandemic look less severe than it is because of a software error that artificially lowers the number of new confirmed cases. An Iowa City nurse practitioner, said today that the Iowa Department of Public Health has inadvertently been reporting fewer new infections and a smaller percentage of daily positive tests than is truly the case.

The Iowa Department of Public Health reported more than 300 new coronavirus cases and four deaths between Sunday morning and Monday morning, according to the state’s coronavirus website

As of 10:30 a.m. Monday, IDPH reported 52,617 total confirmed cases and 979 confirmed deaths since the start of the pandemic. The site also shows that 283 people are hospitalized, 85 are in the intensive care unit, and 31 were admitted over the last 24-hours. 

Siouxland District Health Department today confirmed 3 additional COVID-19 related deaths in Woodbury County.

This raises the total to 54 deaths in Woodbury County. Woodbury County has tallied 3,816 cases.

People will be able to see movies in Sioux City multiplex theaters by the end of the month.  The first movie theater will reopen in Sioux City on Friday.

The Promenade Cinema 14 Facebook post today with the announcement did not include information about the number of screens, which movies will be shown or safety steps that will be taken out of precautions for coronavirus.

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