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Watch: Gov. Kim Reynolds pleads with Iowans to take COVID-19 precautions

Iowa Gov. Kim Reynolds speaks about COVID-19 cases in the state during an Aug. 27 news conference at Iowa PBS in Des Moi
Iowa Gov. Kim Reynolds speaks about COVID-19 cases in the state during an Aug. 27 news conference at Iowa PBS in Des Moines. (Des Moines Register via AP)

Iowa Gov. Kim Reynolds held a news conference from the Iowa State Capitol at 11 a.m. Thursday. Her last news conference was Oct. 7. It will be live-streamed from the governor's Facebook page. You can watch a replay in the video player above.

The state is reporting a record number of coronavirus cases for the most recent 24-hour period — more than 4,500. Hospitalization counts have broken records for 11 days in a row, with the state currently showing 839 COVID-19 patients.