Story County’s tally of positive COVID-19 cases fell Wednesday due to a patient being identified as a resident of another county, according to health officials.


“Sometimes people get [categorized] in the county that they are tested in, but later the state finds out they’re a resident of another county,” said Steve Sullivan, a spokesperson for Mary Greeley Medical Center.


As of Wednesday, 95 Story County residents have tested positive for COVID-19, and of those cases, 64% have been reported since the county began partially reopening on May 1, according to the Iowa Department of Public Health.


Over the last seven days, 13 additional cases have been reported in Story County.


On Wednesday, Gov. Kim Reynolds in her daily news conference announced 595 new cases of COVID-19 along with 21 additional deaths statewide. The previous day, Reynolds had announced plans to lift restrictions on bowling alleys, pool halls, casinos, outdoor playgrounds and performance venues, and sporting events, effective Monday.


Reynolds discussed testing efforts via TestIowa during Wednesday’s press conference, saying, “We’ve made it possible for any Iowan to be tested through drive-through sites across the state.”


Nearly 15,000 Iowans have been tested at the 10 TestIowa sites, Reynolds said.


“Yesterday alone, 2,258 Iowans were tested, which is a new daily record,” she said.


TestIowa will open new sites in Sioux Center, Marshalltown, Council Bluffs and West Burlington, Reynolds said.


Since the beginning of the pandemic, 18,262 individuals have tested positive for COVID-19 throughout the state. There have been 487 deaths in Iowa from the disease.


In Story County, 2,250 residents have been tested for the novel coronavirus, and as of Wednesday, 4.2% of those tests had come back positive, according to the state health department.


Of the nearly 100 residents who have tested positive, 72 have fully recovered.