READ: White House Coronavirus Task Force Report Finds Iowa In Red Zone For New Cases; State Officials Will No Longer Request Report
The newest White House Coronavirus Task Force report has found Iowa continues to be in the red zone for new cases and test positivity.
The newest White House Coronavirus Task Force Report has found Iowa’s rates of new cases and test positivity remain in the red zone and community transmission is still widespread.
The report is dated Sunday and was obtained by ABC News.
It found Iowa had a rate of 276 new infections per 100,000 residents last week, below the national average of 413 new infections per 100,000.
But it also found the state’s test positivity rate increased and that 96 percent of Iowa’s counties have moderate to high levels of community spread.
The report also suggests there may be a U.S. variant of the virus spreading in the country along with the U.K. variant, which may be 50 percent more transmittable.
CNN reported last month that the White House will no longer proactively send its weekly reports to each state, who may instead request to receive them.
State health officials this week confirmed they are not requesting the report, but did not give a reason why.