Reynolds looks ahead to 'health of economy' in Iowa

DES MOINES, Iowa (KWQC) - On Wednesday morning, Gov. Kim Reynolds announced 97 new COVID-19 cases in Iowa.

There are now 1,145 total cases in the state. Reynolds added that 122 Iowans are in the hospital and 431 COVID-19 patients have recovered.

With the addition of Worth County, 79 counties are now reporting cases.

The new cases include:
-Cedar County, four adults between the ages of 18 and 40 and one adult between the ages of 61 and 80.
-Clinton County, an adult between the ages of 18 and 40 and an adult between the ages of 41 and 60.
-Henry County, two adults between the ages of 18 and 40.
-Louisa County, four adults between the ages of 18 and 40, five adults between the ages of 41 and 60, and an adult between the ages of 61 and 80.
-Muscatine County, four adults between the ages of 18 and 40, five adults between the ages of 41 and 60, and an adult between the ages of 61 and 80
-Scott County, four adults between the ages of 18 and 40, seven adults between the ages of 41 and 60, and an adult between the ages of 61 and 80.

The state is still working to increase testing capacity. Reynold's office is also working in conjunction with the University of Iowa to better understand the model projections and when, exactly, cases will peak in Iowa. As it stands, the peak is projected for later this month.

Reynolds said the state will be looking ahead to ensure the health of the economy. Reynolds said the state will "dial-up" economic response as cases subside.

Reynolds also announced she is expanding the small business economic relief program from 4 million to 24 million.