An additional positive case of COVID-19 in Story County was reported by the Iowa Department of Health on Wednesday, the same day Gov. Kim Reynolds announced more openings throughout the state, effective Friday.
A total of 65 residents have tested positive for the novel coronavirus, and 19 have been diagnosed over the past seven days, according to statistics from the state health department.
Steve Sullivan, a spokesperson for Mary Greeley Medical Center, confirmed the additional case, but could not immediately say where the individual was tested or their current status.
Nearly half of the county’s positive cases have been reported since the governor began allowing business reopenings May 1. On Wednesday, Reynolds extended the reopenings to businesses including fitness centers, barbershops and salons.
Reynolds in her daily press conference also announced 377 new positive cases throughout the state and 17 deaths.
Since the first case of COVID-19 was reported on March 8, 13,289 Iowans have tested positive for the virus and 306 have died of the effects of the disease.
As of Wednesday, 1,314 Story County residents had been tested for the virus and of the 65 people who tested positive, 41 have fully recovered, according to the state health department.