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Virus task force notes 'many preventable deaths' in Iowa

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Posted at 12:53 PM, Oct 08, 2020
and last updated 2020-10-08 13:53:32-04

IOWA (AP) — A White House task force focusing on the coronavirus pandemic has told Iowa officials that many of the deaths caused by the high level of virus spread in Iowa were preventable.

The report was released to the media a day after Gov. Kim Reynolds said Iowans shouldn't let the virus dominate their lives.

Average daily deaths have increased over the past two weeks to 10 per day. State health data shows 1,515 new cases were identified through testing over the last 24 hours on Thursday and five additional deaths bring the state death toll to 1,419.

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