Polk County surpasses 1,000 COVID-19 cases; state reports 8 new deaths
Des Moines Register: Another eight people with COVID-19 have died, the Iowa Department of Public Health reported today, bringing the statewide total to 170. IDPH also reported that there were 739 new positive cases of COVID-19, the respiratory disease caused by the coronavirus. Across the state, 7,884 people have tested positive. Polk County surpassed 1,000 cases. The IDPH says 1,176 people in Polk County have tested positive, up from 985 reported on Thursday. Black Hawk County, with 1,195 positive cases, is the only other county in Iowa with more than a 1,000 confirmed cases.

Iowa’s smallest hospitals could be headed for ‘financial disaster’ due to pandemic challenges
Cedar Rapids Gazette: As novel coronavirus infects more Iowans each day, the state’s hospitals are adjusting to a new dynamic created by the pandemic — but at a cost. Mitigation efforts deemed necessary to preserve supply and prevent spread among patients, along with a change in patient behavior and other unintended consequences as a result of the pandemic, have created financial challenges for all of Iowa’s hospitals. The state’s smallest hospitals especially — which already are strapped for cash — could be heading for a “financial disaster,” said Todd Linden, a health care consultant and the former president and chief executive officer of Grinnell Regional Medical Center.

– Yankee Doodle Pops concert rescheduled for Labor Day (Des Moines Register)
– Movies on hold, but popcorn still for sale at theater in Washington, Iowa (Cedar Rapids Gazette)
– Wall Street tumbles as Trump tariff threat adds to pandemic woes (Reuters)