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Governor extends public health proclamation 30 days

June 29, 2020
By Amy H. Peterson - Staff Writer , Estherville News

Governor Kim Reynolds extended Iowa's public health emergency proclamation for 30 days with all restrictions and suspensions in the proclamation continued until Saturday, July 25. One change from past extensions of the proclamation is that all team activities may resume, as long as social distancing requirements are met.

The total cases of COVID-19 in Iowa has reached more than 27,000 with nearly 700 deaths. Approximately 17,000 people have recovered from coronavirus. The TestIowa program has tested 3,000 people consistently for the entire past week, the governor said, and across the state, the positive test rate dropped below 10% to 9.9%. Over 6,600 new cases have been reported since June 1 with 55% of those cases in people aged 18-40.

The Iowa Lakes area has been a new hotbed for cases with Emmet County reaching 75 cases, Dickinson 237, Clay 119. Of those 35 have recovered in Emmet County, 107 in Dickinson and 75 in Clay.

The governor stated she is monitoring COVID-19 trends and taking it hour-by-hour and day-by-day to make decisions for Iowa.

 
 
 

 

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