There are a record 32 million Latinos projected to be eligible to vote, according to Pew Research. That’s about 13.3% of all voters. Latinos are also expected to be the fastest-growing racial or ethnic minority in a presidential election.
Iowa Department of Public Health officials reported 206 new confirmed coronavirus cases and four deaths between 10:30 a.m. Tuesday and 10:30 a.m. Wednesday, according to the state’s coronavirus website.
Seven more people have died from the coronavirus and another 418 confirmed cases have been reported in Iowa between 10:30 a.m. Tuesday and 10:30 a.m. Wednesday, according to the state’s coronavirus website.
Prosecutors in Iowa have filed a rarely used leak charge against a Black Lives Matter protester accused of stealing a confidential police document and another who allegedly displayed it during a TV news broadcast.
According to the Iowa Department of Public Health (IDPH) website, which reports the data in real-time, 495 new cases of COVID-19 have been reported over a 24-hour period, with no additional deaths related to the virus reported.
Iowa Gov. Kim Reynolds said Thursday she has directed $490 million of the $1.25 billion in coronavirus relief funds Iowa received through the CARES Act to be deposited into the state’s Unemployment Insurance Trust Fund.
As COVID-19 cases rise in the Quad Cities, some businesses are temporarily closing due to employees testing positive for COVID-19. Businesses took to social media to notify customers about why they’re temporarily closing and steps they’re taking during the closure.