DES MOINES, Iowa (KMTV) — On Thursday, Iowa Governor Kim Reynolds and other officials held a coronavirus briefing. Yesterday, the governor signed a new proclamation which will allow more businesses to open.
The governor announced 655 new cases and 12 additional deaths. She also talked about her meeting with President Donald Trump, saying he was so impressed with Iowa State Public Health Medical Director and Epidemiologist Dr. Caitlin Pedati, that he asked her to be part of the country's coronavirus task force.
Reynolds said, "Iowans can be proud of what we’re doing."
3 News Now This Morning Anchor Courtney Johns provided live updates via Twitter:
#BREAKING #CORONAVIRUS Here are the latest numbers according to the state of Iowa’s website:— Courtney Johns (@CourtneyJohnsTV) May 7, 2020
655 new cases
11,059 total cases
12 new deaths
231 total deaths
We'll be live streaming the Governor Reynold's press conference at 11 on @3NewsNowOmaha pic.twitter.com/FeV34Oi2sc
Gov. Reynolds says, “Iowans can be proud of what we’re doing.” #coronavirus— Courtney Johns (@CourtneyJohnsTV) May 7, 2020
You can watch the stream below: