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Iowa reported the highest weekly case total in two months, and hospitalizations across the state are up 26 percent from last week.
When Christina Anderson's mother started having chest pains in October, they rushed to the nearest emergency room in their hometown of Ottumwa, Iowa. Because of her mother's ovarian cancer diagnosis, Anderson assumed they would be seen within a reasonable time. Instead, their trip became a nine-hour odyssey.
The athletic departments across Iowa’s public universities have spent more than a combined $7.3 million taking COVID-19 tests and other pandemic-related precautions and measures – expenses covered by their main campuses, athletics revenue or federal aid.
The University of Iowa is seeking help hiring temporary workers for its State Hygienic Lab that – like many other industries – is facing a labor shortage stretching its staff thin as it aims to process an average of 1,000 tests a day for things like COVID-19, newborn and maternal screenings, and tuberculosis.
Virus cases have slightly increased
1,863 cases up 2 percent from previous week
Iowa Gov. Kim Reynolds says she will appeal the ruling, which says schools must consider requests for required mask wearing near medically vulnerable students
Cases are slightly down from 1,915 last week
When I compare the two platforms put together by each party, it’s not hard to choose.
After seven consecutive weeks of lower case counts statewide, COVID-19 cases jumped up 27 percent from 1,508 to 1,915 this past week.
Not a single state saw a notable improvement in their average test scores, with some like Iowa simply treading water at best.
The number of new COVID-19 cases in Iowa dropped for the seventh consecutive week, to 1,508, according to numbers released Wednesday.
Recap of news from across the state
Deaths total 28 for the week, up from last week’s 20