Nebraska Department of Health and Human Services

Near Marcus, IA - July 7, 2020
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The state of Iowa reports seven more Iowans have died from COVID-19.  There are more than 400 new cases as well, including 9 more in Woodbury County for a total of 3,261 and 44 deaths.  Statewide there are more than 32,300 positive cases and 732 deaths.  In Dakota County, there are a total of 1,800 cases after three new ones were added today.

Nebraska has seen 20,100 confirmed cases and 282 deaths.  There have been 43 positive cases in Dakota County in the past two weeks according to the state’s coronavirus website.  And 58 in Thurston in that same timeframe.

The number of confirmed cases of the new cornavirus in Iowa jumped by 102 for a total of 1,048.  So, far the illness has claimed 26 lives in the state.

Health officials say long term care facility and resident make up 11-percent of COVID-19 cases and 46-percent of deaths in the state.

Iowa Gov. Kim Reynolds is defending her use of a tool to help guide the state’s response to the outbreak that critics have called arbitrary and unscientific.

The matrix developed by the Iowa Department of Public Health looks at four data points in six regions of the state.

IA DEPT. OF PUBLIC HEALTH

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HOTLINE NUMBERS FOR THE TRI-STATE AREA

Iowa: For general questions about COVID-19 call 211 or (800) 244-7431

Nebraska: DHHS Covid-19 Information Line (402) 555-6645 (Open 8 a.m. – 8 p.m.)

South Dakota: Covid-19 Information Line (800) 997-2880

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