Deep concern for some Iowa hospitals’ viability after COVID-19 crisis

IowaWatch: Some Iowa hospitals ramping up their efforts to treat COVID-19 victims will not survive the pandemic without an infusion of cash, the head of the professional association for those hospitals said. Moreover, a rural-urban split that puts rural hospitals at a disadvantage when attracting resources to treat patients will widen, Iowa Hospital Association President Kirk Norris said in an IowaWatch interview.

Iowa marks its deadliest coronavirus day yet, a 57% jump
Des Moines Register: Iowa’s coronavirus death toll jumped by 57% on Sunday, an increase from 14 to 22. It was the single deadliest day so far for the state where Gov. Kim Reynolds has pushed back against national calls that she issue a statewide stay-in-place order.

Adel bed and breakfast opens free to medical personnel
Iowa Capital Dispatch: The owner of Big Blue Bed and Breakfast in Adel, a former emergency room technician, is offering free rooms and food to medical personnel and first responders who fear exposing their families at home.

Official counts understate the U.S. coronavirus death toll
New York Times: Across the United States, even as coronavirus deaths are being recorded in terrifying numbers — many hundreds each day — the true death toll is likely much higher. More than 9,400 people with the coronavirus have been reported to have died in this country as of the weekend, but hospital officials, doctors, public health experts and medical examiners say that official counts have failed to capture the true number of Americans dying in this pandemic. The undercount is a result of inconsistent protocols, limited resources and a patchwork of decision-making from one state or county to the next.

– S&P 500 set to recoup $1 trillion in value as coronavirus deaths slow (Reuters)