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.