DES MOINES, Iowa — Iowa Gov. Kim Reynolds will address Iowans on COVID-19 at 6:05 p.m. Monday, the governor’s press liaison announced Monday morning.
The 10-minute speech will address “the need for Iowans to practice safe mitigation efforts” and will “announce new steps to fight the virus in order to protect lives, livelihoods, hospital resources and health care workers,” the announcement said.
As of Monday, 23.2% of Iowans tested for SARS-CoV-2, the virus that causes COVID-19, have returned a positive test result over the last 14 days, according to data of the Iowa Department of Public Health. In Dallas County, the positivity rate is 21.7% over the last 14 days. The have been 1,991 deaths to COVID-19 since the outbreak of the global pandemic, including 53 deaths in Dallas County, the 10th-highest death count among Iowa counties.
Reynolds’ speech will be livestreamed and posted in full on the governors’ Facebook page. Iowa PBS will provide the livestream in English as well as a live Spanish language translation on SAP via the satellite downlink.
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