Iowa Governor Kim Reynolds announced some changes to the Iowa Department of Public Health’s COVID-19 website Monday while continuing to shift the state’s focus to “the recovery phase.”
“We’re at a point where we can and must strike a balance between managing virus activity for the long term and getting our economy up and running again,” Reynolds said. “It’s not a matter of prioritizing one over the other. It’s about prioritizing both. The long-term consequences of keeping businesses closed are far-reaching and could have an even greater impact on Iowans than the virus itself.”
With four more COVID-19 deaths announced Monday, Iowa’s total now sits at 355. The state has 14,955 positive cases, 7,324 recovered and 103,148 Iowans tested, for a rate of 1 in 31 residents.
The state’s website — coronavirus.iowa.gov — will now display updates in real time.