Updated: July 31, 2020 12:52 PM
Created: July 31, 2020 07:20 AM
A day after officials launched an effort to increase enforcement of distancing orders in bars and restaurants, a state agency reported there had been nearly 700 new confirmed cases of the coronavirus in the past day. The Alcoholic Beverages Division and the Department of Inspections and Appeals announced Thursday a $1,000 fine will be imposed on bars that fail to enforce requirements that people stay 6 feet apart when more than 10 are gathered. Restaurants will get a warning. Repeat offenses could results in suspensions and revocations of food and alcohol permits and licenses. As of Friday morning, another 11 people had died of the virus in the past 24 hours.
(ABC 6 News) - The latest information as of 10:30 a.m. on July 31, 2020, on coronavirus in Iowa according to the Iowa Department of Public Health.
Confirmed cases of COVID-19: 44,475
443 more cases reported
11 more deaths reported
54.1%, or 468, of deaths, are from long term care facilities
32,503 people have recovered
475,498 total people tested
225 patients are in the hospital
71 patients in ICU
22 current outbreaks in long term care facilities
The Iowa Department of Public Health website is updated throughout the day, check there for the latest details.
A public hotline has been established for Iowans with questions about COVID-19. The line is available 24/7 by calling 2-1-1 or 1-800-244-7431.
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