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Iowa reports record number of COVID-19 deaths for one day

Outbreaks at packing plants and long-term care centers
Posted at 11:02 AM, May 05, 2020
and last updated 2020-05-05 19:21:23-04

DES MOINES, Neb. (KMTV) — On Tuesday, Iowa Governor Kim Reynolds and other officials held a coronavirus briefing.

Reynolds reported 19 new coronavirus deaths, a daily record for the state. Eight are listed as elderly. The rest are classified adults and older adults. 207 total coronavirus-related deaths have now been reported in Iowa.

Officials also reported outbreaks at several meatpacking plants:

  • Tyson plants in Waterloo, Perry and Columbus Junction
  • Iowa Premium National Beef in Tama

An outbreak was also reported at TPI Composites, a company that produces parts for wind turbines, in Newton.

408 new cases were reported for a total of 10,111 total to date.

3 News Now This Morning Anchor Courtney Johns provided live updates via Twitter:

Watch below.

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