IA, Neb, and South Dakota COVID-19 Cases Continue to Mount

Jul 21, 2020

Courtesy the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

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The state of Iowa reports another 503 cases of the coronavirus as of this afternoon. State health officials also report six additional deaths. The state has had more than 39,000 cases of the COVID-19 and and nearly 800 deaths.   

Woodbury County added 20 new cases of the coronavirus since today, and it now has a total of 3,472 cases and 46 deaths.  There were no new deaths yesterday.

Nebraska added 264 new COVID-19 cases today, and twelve new deaths.  The state has had 22, 847 cases so far. 

From yesterday, South Dakota confirmed 76 new infections of COVID-19 and no additional deaths today. 

As of July 21, the state has had 7,943 confirmed COVID-19 cases and 118 deaths since the pandemic began.

Health officials say there are 820 active COVID-19 cases in the state, and currently there are 62 people hospitalized with the virus.

Some Sioux City school board members say because of the coronavirus, they want the wearing of masks in buildings and on buses to be strictly enforced when school begins August 25th. 

The school board is allowing parents to sign up for virtual learning, and more than 20 percent already have done that. However, Governor Kim Reynolds announced Friday she would override local districts and require students spend at least half of their education time in classrooms.