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White House Coronavirus Task Force warns the country is ‘in a very dangerous place,’ ranks Iowa sixth for rate of new cases

In its latest report, the White House Coronavirus Task Force warns the entire country is “in a very dangerous place due to the current, extremely high COVID baseline and limited hospital capacity; a further post-Thanksgiving surge will compromise COVID patient care, as well as medical care overall.” “The COVID risk to all Americans is at […]

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As Iowa finishes a record-setting month for COVID deaths and cases, a Dallas County bar owner sues to overturn restrictions on businesses

At 10 a.m. on Monday, the Iowa Department of Public Health reported 2,403 people had died from COVID-19 in the course of the pandemic in Iowa, an increase of 28 deaths since 10 a.m. on Sunday. Among the deceased were a resident of Johnson County and a resident of Linn County. Monday’s deaths bring the […]

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Iowa reports 47 COVID deaths, a new one-day record

At 10 a.m. on Wednesday, the Iowa Department of Public Health reported another 47 deaths from COVID-19, the highest total the department has recorded during a 24-hour period. The previous one-day record number for reported COVID-19 deaths happened one week ago, when IDPH reported 40 deaths on Nov. 18. The newly reported deaths increased Iowa’s […]

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