CORONAVIRUS

Watch: Coronavirus update from Iowa Gov. Kim Reynolds for Friday, May 1

Iowa Gov. Kim Reynolds updates the state's response to the coronavirus outbreak during a news conference at the State Em
Iowa Gov. Kim Reynolds updates the state's response to the coronavirus outbreak during a news conference at the State Emergency Operations Center, Thursday, April 30, 2020, in Johnston, Iowa. (Charlie Neibergall/Associated Press)

Iowa Gov. Kim Reynolds is providing an update on coronavirus in Iowa at 11 a.m. Friday.

She is speaking from the State Emergency Operations Center in Johnston. The news conference will be livestreamed and viewable on this page.

Friday's state numbers showed 740 new confirmed cases of COVID-19, a daily record for Iowa. Eight additional Iowans have died from the coronavirus, bringing the state’s death toll to 170.

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