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KXEL Morning News for Wed. Apr. 08, 2020

Iowa Department of Public Health reported 102 additional positive Covid-19 cases yesterday from the day before, for a total of 1,048. IDPH says an additional death was reported, in Benton County. Between Monday and Tuesday, new cases totaled 3 in Black Hawk, 16 in Johnson, and 11 in Linn County. There are three long-term care…read more »

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KXEL Midday News for Tue. Apr. 07, 2020

THE WATERLOO CITY COUNCIL VOTED 6-1 IN FAVOR OF A RESOLUTION ENCOURAGING GOVERNOR KIM REYNOLDS TO ISSUE STATEWIDE SHELTER IN PLACE ORDERS. RESOLUTION SUPPORTERS CITE WHAT THEY DESCRIBE AS A DRAMATIC INCREASE IN CASES AND SAY THAT STATEWIDE RESTRICTIONS WOULD CARRY MORE WEIGHT. A VERSION OF THE RESOLUTION WAS DRAFTED AT THE COUNTY LEVEL. MEANWHILE…read more »

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KXEL Morning News for Tue. Apr. 07, 2020

Gov. Kim Reynolds announced today 78 additional cases of COVID-19 in Iowa, totaling 946 positive cases to date. Reynolds said three more Iowans died from the disease bringing the state’s death toll to 25. One of those new deaths is from Linn County, while the other two are from Tama County. Reynolds also announced she’s…read more »

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KXEL Midday News for Mon. Apr. 06, 2020

HOLY WEEK BEGAN YESTERDAY WITH PALM SUNDAY. MANY NORTHEAST IOWA CATHOLICS IN THE ARCHDIOCESE OF DUBUQUE CELEBRATED MASS REMOTELY WITH BISHOP MICHAEL JACKELS DUE TO CORONAVIRUS. JACKEL’S MESSAGE VIA A LIVE STEAM MENTIONED MANY OF THE PALM SUNDAY SYMBOLS THAT PARISHONERS MIGHT BE MISSING. BISHOP JACKELS USED THE EXPRESSION “PAYING IT FORWARD” WHEN TALKING ABOUT…read more »

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KXEL Morning News for Mon. Apr. 06, 2020

Officials yesterday said eight more people died from COVID-19 in Iowa, and 83 new cases of the disease were reported between Saturday and Sunday. Last night, Gov. Reynolds’ office advised that she will be holding a news conference at 11 a.m. today; you’ll hear it live on KXEL. There are not many silver linings to…read more »

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KXEL Afternoon News for Fri. Apr. 03, 2020

The Iowa Department of Public Health said it has been notified of 85 new coronavirus cases in the state. This brings the total number of cases to Iowa to 699. There have been a total of 8,764 negative tests to date. No new cases in Black Hawk County reported today…Johnson County confirmed three new cases,…read more »

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