The COVID-19 pandemic is not over Gov. Kim Reynolds said during her Tuesday news conference as Iowa approaches 20,000 total virus cases.
On Tuesday afternoon, Iowa had 20,016 total cases of COVID-19 across the state. Additionally, 561 Iowans have died due to the virus since the pandemic began. Henry County showed one new death due to the virus for a total of two deaths since the pandemic began according to Iowa Department of Public Health data.
Reynolds said that over 5,000 tests were done on May 30 as well as June 1. At the time of the news conference, 163,969 Iowans had been tested for the virus or about one out of every 19 Iowans according to Iowa Department of Public Health data.
IDPH Deputy Director Sarah Reisetter said there have been no new manufacturing facilities since the last news conference on Friday.
Locally, Washington County has seen 190 cases of the COVID-19 virus since the start of the pandemic. Henry County has had 72 cases. Jefferson County has had 34.
Overall, 11,604 Iowans have recovered from the virus. 158 have recovered in Washington County, 57 have recovered in Henry County and 13 have recovered in Jefferson County.