We are getting a clearer picture as to what is going on with the COVID-19 case count in Iowa. We've learned that the state reported its second highest case count since the pandemic began on Monday, August 24th.
As of 10:40 a.m. Thursday, August 27th, 1,274 cases were being reported statewide for Monday, August 24th. When we brought you the numbers Monday evening, only 90 new cases were being reported. The highest number was actually recorded in April, with 1,281 cases reported back then, according to our records.
State leaders said earlier in August their website had a glitch, where a person's latest results were accidentally uploaded to when they were first tested. No word whether that's the issue now or not.
Wednesday, August 26th, the state website recorded 268 new positive cases. Governor Kim Reynolds has signed a new public health disaster proclamation closing all bars, taverns, night clubs and breweries in six counties starting Thursday night due to a spike in cases, especially among young adults. The counties are Blackhawk, Dallas, Johnson, Linn, Polk and Story Counties. To see more on that story, click here.