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More Iowans than ever before have been hospitalized due to complications of COVID-19.  The current number, according to the state coronavirus website is 596 including 75 at Sioux City’s two facilities.  The statewide rate of hospitalizations is more than 30% higher than peak during the spring.

Twenty-two have died from the virus in the past 24-hours with more than 1,800 testing positive.

Democratic candidate for U.S. Senate, Theresa Greenfield, paused campaign events today after a staffer was exposed to the disease. 

This week on The Exchange:

Siouxland mayors, including Sioux City Mayor Bob Scott, demand more transparency about the source of the recent surge in coronavirus cases in the tri-state area.

Governor Kim Reynolds looks forward to opening up 77 Iowa counties this Friday, after many weeks of lockdown because of COVID-19.

Iowa's Home Rule Constitutional Amendment could affect local rules about shutdowns during the pandemic, but, so far, the governor has the last word.