COVID-19 Updates

Posted on Wednesday, August 05, 2020
This information is updated regularly.


(Mason City) – Wednesday, August 5th, 2020

Contact: Jeremy Otto, Public Information Officer, (641) 421-9333


COVID-19 Joint Information Center Update


Data Snapshot

  • 46,491 total lab-confirmed cases of COVID-19 in Iowa (08/05/2020).
    • 582 total lab-confirmed cases of COVID-19 in Cerro Gordo (08/05/2020).
    • 267 total recovered in Cerro Gordo
  • 895 deaths in Iowa
    • 17 deaths in Cerro Gordo
  • 11,894 COVID-19 tests administered at the mobile testing unit (08/03/2020).

A status report of monitoring and testing of COVID-19 in Iowa, including county-level data, provided by the Iowa Department of Public Health can be found at


Weekly COVID-19 Press Conference

Tune in today at 3:30 pm for the weekly COVID-19 press conference, hosted by Mayor Bill Schickel.  Panelist include:

  • Dave Versteeg – Superintendent, Mason City Community School District.  Discussing the approved Return-to-Learn plan for the district.
  • Danielle West – Director of Marketing & Public Relations, LifeServe Blood Center.  Discussing the importance of plasma donations.

The press conference will be broadcasted live at 3:30 pm on the City of Mason City’s Facebook page as well as the city’s education-government channel, Mediacom cable channel 117-2.


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