The latest coronavirus figures in Iowa show the number of confirmed cases nearly doubled in the 24-hour period from Wednesday morning to Thursday, pushing the state's total to more than 40,600. There have been 818 deaths.
Siouxland District Health reported two additional cases of COVID-19 in Woodbury County for a total of 3,508 in all, 47 have died.
The Iowa Public Health Association, is calling for a statewide mask mandate. The nonprofit, nonpartisan group, also wants more flexibility for school as return-to-learn plans evolve this summer.