New COVID-19 Numbers in NW Iowa; Miller-Meeks to be Sworn In

Dec 30, 2020

Mariannette Miller-Meeks

123020 404 NewsThe number of deaths in Northwest Iowa attributed to COVID-19 rose by 13 yesterday,  public health officials announced. The 13 new deaths came in seven area counties. There were no additional deaths reported in Northeast Nebraska or Southeast South Dakota as of yesterday afternoon.In Woodbury County, there have been 55 new cases added to the total case count in the last 24 hours.  There have been more than 12,000 cases of the novel coronavirus cases since the pandemic began. There no new deaths in Woodbury County, so the number of fatalities there remains at 164. There was no information on the genders or ages of the Siouxland people who died yesterday. Ida County had the most significant increase in deaths from COVID1-19. There were four new deaths in Ida County, bringing the total number of fatalities to 26. The number rose by three to 53 in O'Brien County, and by two to 43 in Sioux County.Elsewhere, the number of deaths increased by one in Lyon County to 25, by one to 12 in Clay County, and by one to 22 in Crawford County.Those deaths were reported in statistics from the Iowa Department of Public Health.

 Iowa Republican Mariannette Miller-Meeks will be provisionally seated as a member of the 117th Congress Sunday. That's even as her Democratic opponent Rita Hart continues to mount a challenge to her election. It was the closest federal race in the nation this year.  Democratic House Speaker Nancy Pelosi said in a news conference today she would seat Miller-Meeks on Sunday along with the rest of the members and members-elect of the U.S. House of Representatives.  Miller-Meeks will take an oath of office, but the review of Iowa's election results will continue and may affect her status.Gov. Kim Reynolds issued a proclamation today setting a special election date to fill Miller-Meek's seat state senate seat. The election is scheduled for January 26, 2021. The proclamation follows the announced resignation of State Senator Mariannette Miller-Meeks.  

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