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COVID-19: 451 more Iowans test positive; new cases and deaths at long-term care facilities surge

Another 451 Iowans were confirmed as having COVID-19 between 10 a.m. on Thursday and 10 a.m. on Friday, according to the Iowa Department of Public Health. The newly reported cases increase the state’s total to 40,960. The state’s positivity rate for that 24-hour period—the percentage of people tested who were confirmed as having COVID-19 — […]

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‘I need him alive’: Eastern Iowa advocates, families call for the release of men detained by ICE in Linn County jail over concerns of COVID-19

Immigrant rights advocates in eastern Iowa are calling for the release of three Guatemalan men who were detained by immigration officials on March 4 in Cedar Rapids and Marion. During a press conference in Cedar Rapids on Wednesday afternoon, members of the Iowa Citizens for Community Improvement (Iowa CCI) and the Iowa City Catholic Worker […]

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