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COVID-19 In Iowa By the Numbers

Tuesday, July 7, 2020, 10:00 AM
Number of Iowa cases reported: 31,927
Number of Iowa deaths: 725
Total Number of People Tested in Iowa: 339,041
Total Number of People Tested in Iowa: 335,810
The state of Iowa reported its first cases of COVID-19 on March 8.
Gov. Kim Reynolds announced the first death in Iowa on March 24.

Source: Iowa Department of Public Health
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Donald Trump dealt 7-2 loss by Supreme Court, must give up financial records

Donald Trump dealt 7-2 loss by Supreme Court, must give up financial records

WASHINGTON, D.C. – The Supreme Court has ruled 7-2 that New York investigators can get President Donald Trump’s financial records. The Supreme Court’s actions today reportedly mean that…

Mason City’s Good Shepherd nursing home a COVID-19 hotspot, state says

Mason City’s Good Shepherd nursing home a COVID-19 hotspot, state says

MASON CITY – The state of Iowa has marked Mason City’s Good Shepherd nursing home a COVID-19 hotspot. According to Iowa’s own coronavirus web site, here, Mason City’s…

Illegal alien caught in Iowa with 5 points of cocaine in car trunk sent to prison

Illegal alien caught in Iowa with 5 points of cocaine in car trunk sent to prison

SIOUX CITY – A man who illegally re-entered the United States after being previously deported and who possessed drugs with the intent to distribute, was sentenced July 7,…

North Iowa business takes first place at statewide Venture School Launch Day Pitch Competition

North Iowa business takes first place at statewide Venture School Launch Day Pitch Competition

MASON CITY — Jayson Ryner, founder of ReEnvision Ag, LLC. took first place and the top prize of $10,000 at the statewide Venture School Launch Day Pitch Competition…

UNI Athletics reports positive COVID tests

UNI Athletics reports positive COVID tests

CEDAR FALLS – Seven UNI student-athletes that have been involved in voluntary workouts in UNI Athletics facilities have tested positive for COVID-19. There has also been one staff member…

United States Attorney and the Internal Revenue Service remind taxpayers of upcoming filing deadline and to remain vigilant for fraud

United States Attorney and the Internal Revenue Service remind taxpayers of upcoming filing deadline and to remain vigilant for fraud

CEDAR RAPIDS – U.S. Attorney Peter E. Deegan, Jr. and Acting Special Agent in Charge Adam Steiner, IRS Criminal Investigation (IRS CI), St. Louis Field Office, are reminding…

Iowa prison inmate dies of Coronavirus; dozens possibly infected

Iowa prison inmate dies of Coronavirus; dozens possibly infected

IOWA CITY – A convicted rapist serving a 100-year sentence in an Iowa prison has died of the Coronavirus Ray Allen Vanlengen was pronounced dead likely due to complications…

Gov. Reynolds steers $50M CARES Funds toward Iowa’s Mental Health System

Gov. Reynolds steers $50M CARES Funds toward Iowa’s Mental Health System

DES MOINES – Today Gov. Kim Reynolds announced that $50,000,000 in federal funds allocated through the CARES Act will be invested in Iowa’s mental health care system. Watch…

Test Iowa clinic site to open in Kossuth County

Test Iowa clinic site to open in Kossuth County

DES MOINES – A new Test Iowa clinic site is scheduled to open in Kossuth County on Wed., July 8, 2020. The new clinic site will be located…

Gallup Poll: Trump approval at 38% overall, while Republicans vastly approve

Gallup Poll: Trump approval at 38% overall, while Republicans vastly approve

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Donald Trump’s approval rating remains high with Republicans but is suffering overall, a Gallup poll out today shows. Gallup reports that 38% of respondents currently…

Iowa man arrested for attempted murder after stabbing woman in Cedar Rapids

Iowa man arrested for attempted murder after stabbing woman in Cedar Rapids

CEDAR RAPIDS – An Iowa man is in jail today after police say he tried to murder a woman Monday in Cedar Rapids. The Cedar Rapids Police Department…

Large fight in Charles City yields arrest of wanted man

Large fight in Charles City yields arrest of wanted man

CHARLES CITY – A report of a large fight in Charles City yielded the arrest of a wanted man. Just after midnight on June 27, 2020, Charles City…

International students in U.S. out of country if classes go online

International students in U.S. out of country if classes go online

WASHINGTON, D.C. – International students enrolled in U.S. colleges will be booted from the country or forced to transfer to another college if their schools offer classes entirely…

Georgia Governor declares state of emergency after citizens “targeted, shot, and left for dead” by protesters

Georgia Governor declares state of emergency after citizens “targeted, shot, and left for dead” by protesters

ATLANTA, GA – The Governor of the state of Georgia has declared a state of emergency after he says citizens were “targeted, shot, and left for dead” by…



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Mason City’s Good Shepherd nursing home a COVID-19 hotspot, state says

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North Iowa business takes first place at statewide Venture School Launch Day Pitch Competition

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United States Attorney and the Internal Revenue Service remind taxpayers of upcoming filing deadline and to remain vigilant for fraud

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Iowa prison inmate dies of Coronavirus; dozens possibly infected

Iowa prison inmate dies of Coronavirus; dozens possibly infected

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Test Iowa clinic site to open in Kossuth County

Test Iowa clinic site to open in Kossuth County

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Gallup Poll: Trump approval at 38% overall, while Republicans vastly approve

Gallup Poll: Trump approval at 38% overall, while Republicans vastly approve

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North Iowa man arrested after domestic disturbance

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Iowa man arrested for attempted murder after stabbing woman in Cedar Rapids

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Dubuque police seek suspect who shot man dead during argument

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Man who claims he was struck by Iowa Governor Kim Reynolds’ SUV arrested Thursday at Capitol

Man who claims he was struck by Iowa Governor Kim Reynolds’ SUV arrested Thursday at Capitol

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At least 15 people arrested at Iowa state capitol Wednesday in clash with cops

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Iowa drivers are speeding, and law enforcement is set to crack down

Iowa drivers are speeding, and law enforcement is set to crack down

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Iowa marijuana user sentenced to a year in federal prison for unlawfully possessing guns

Iowa marijuana user sentenced to a year in federal prison for unlawfully possessing guns

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Georgia Governor declares state of emergency after citizens “targeted, shot, and left for dead” by protesters

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City of Mason City expense report for July 2, 2020

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Iowa’s 2021 budget for courts approved

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Cerro Gordo County Democrats nominate AnnMarie Legler for Cerro Gordo County Recorder

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OBIT: Elizabeth “Betsy” Ziebell, 94, of Charles City

Elizabeth “Betsy” Ziebell, 94, longtime Charles City area resident, joined with our Heavenly Father on July 3, 2020 at her home in Webster City, Iowa. The family…

OBIT: Gordon Stewart, 85, of Charles City

Gordon Stewart, 85, of Charles City, passed away Friday, July 03, 2020 at the 11th Street Chautauqua Guest Home in Charles City. A private family service for…

OBIT: Richard L. Immel, 79, of Charles City

Richard L. Immel, 79, of Charles City, passed away Friday, June 26, 2020 at his home. A private family memorial service will be held on Thursday, July…

OBIT: Jerome Schlader, 96, of Rockford

Jerome Schlader, 96, of Rockford, passed away Thursday, June 25, 2020 at the MercyOne North Iowa Medical Center in Mason City of natural non-COVID related causes. A…

OBIT: Lorraine Wolterman, 89, of Charles City

Lorraine Wolterman, 89, of Charles City, Iowa passed away peacefully on Tuesday, June 23, 2020. A memorial service for the immediate family and close friends will be…

OBIT: Kathleen Juanita Schilling, age 89

Kathleen Juanita Schilling, age 89, entered her heavenly home surround by her family, on June 23, 2020 in Charles City, Iowa. The family of Kathleen extends an…

OBIT: Roger Staudt, 82, of Marble Rock

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