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COVID-19: Another 368 Iowans test positive, Johnson County’s surge continues and cases at Fort Dodge prison more than double in a week

The Iowa Department of Public Health reported another 368 Iowans tested positive for COVID-19 during the 24-hour period ending at 10 a.m. on Tuesday. The new cases brought the state’s total to 35,830, according to IDPH. The statewide positivity rate — the percentage of people tested who were confirmed as having COVID-19 — was 8.8 […]

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Reynolds responds to Trump’s plan to end the National Guard’s pandemic work, while Iowa’s updated COVID-19 site reports questionable data

The changes to the Iowa Department of Public Health’s COVID-19 information site announced on Monday are now complete. New graphs and charts have been added, and according to the department, case numbers are now being updated in real time, instead of once a day. Introducing the revamped site at her press conference on Tuesday, Gov. […]

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‘It has been three weeks,’ Gov. Reynolds defends Test Iowa’s performance, announces its tests have now been validated

The State Hygienic Laboratory has finished its validation of Test Iowa’s equipment, Gov. Reynolds announced at her press conference on Thursday. According to the governor, the Test Iowa processing equipment were 95 percent accurate when determining if a sample was positive, and 99.7 accurate when determining if a sample was negative. As part of the […]

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Vice President Pence says Iowans are ‘blessed’ to have Kim Reynolds as governor, praises meat processing plants during visit to Iowa

“The people of Iowa have been blessed by the leadership of Gov. Kim Reynolds,” Vice President Mike Pence said during his visit to the state on Friday. Pence was speaking to a group of religious leaders at Westkirk Presbyterian Church in Urbandale, one of two scheduled public events on Friday. “One of the things the […]

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