The state of Iowa reports a surge of 740 new COVID-19 cases and 8 deaths for a total of 170 deaths and almost 7,900 positive cases in all.
The governor says the increase correlates with more testing done in high-exposure areas.
The governor admits there is a backlog in getting test results, but the state lab should catch up this weekend so she expects even higher numbers of confirmed cases.
The number of positive cases in Woodbury County topped 1,000 on Friday with 183 new cases.
About 20% are considered recovered and out of isolation.