State house reporter for The Courier/Lee Enterprises.
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One day after Iowa matched one of the lowest single-day new coronavirus-related deaths since the early days of the pandemic here, the state on Tuesday matched the second-highest single-day total with 21 virus-related deaths.
But a state public health official said the department does not plan to publish test results from the new program separately from other tests administered in Iowa.
Iowans may refuse to return to work for coronavirus-related reasons and still collect unemployment under certain circumstances, officials say.
Governors nationwide are developing strategies for when and how to begin re-opening businesses, parks and anything else temporarily closed by new coronavirus mitigation efforts.
On a day when Iowa had its highest numbers yet of new coronavirus-related cases and deaths, Gov. Kim Reynolds announced the first steps in her plan to re-open the state’s myriad closed businesses and amenities.
Black Hawk County tallied one additional death for a total of four deaths and 379 cases, while Tama County added one death for a total of 225 cases and seven deaths.