The luck of the Irish?

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New state method for counting recovery from COVID

first_imgState officials have changed the way recovery from COVID-19 is reported on the state website with coronavirus information — and Governor Kim Reynolds says it means more hours will be spent finding people who may have been near someone who has the virus. Case inspection first teams try to speak with every Iowan who tests positive and then talk with people the patient may have had contact with. Ten days later there’s a follow-up call to see if the Iowan has recovered from the virus.“What’s happening is a lot of the calls go unanswered or unreturned on the follow-up calls,” Reynolds says. “and then they’re not counted on the Iowans recovered.” Unless the state gets information that the person with COVID has been hospitalized, has not recovered or has died — Reynolds says the new policy is to count someone contract tracers have NOT been able to reach as rrecovered 28 days following a positive test.“This time frame equates to two incubation periods,” Reynolds says, “and processes…similar to what other states are doing.” Reynolds says this new policy went in effect Monday and the percentage of Iowans shown on the state website as “recovered” went from around 60 percent to almost 80 percent.“We believe that this change more accurately reflects the number of Iowans recovered,” Reynolds says, “and will allow our case investigation team to have more time to assist Iowans who are newly diagnosed.” Iowans who travel to New York, New Jersey and Connecticut are now being asked to quarantine there for 14 days. Officials in those states say it’s because Iowa — and 13 other states — now have weekly averages showing at least 10 percent of people being tested have the virus. Reynolds suggests that’s old data and Iowa’s positivity rate on Tuesday was nine-and-a-half percent of those who’ve been tested.last_img read more

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Late rally sparks Apaches

first_imgYet, the 2006 Pacific League champions (2-0) showed some early resilience, scoring two runs in the seventh inning to tie the game and one in the eighth to win, defeating Glendora, 3-2. “Wow, you couldn’t have asked for a better finish,” Arcadia coach Ed Andersen said. “Our offense came to life right at the end.” Even though Glendora right fielder Shawn Miller made a spectacular diving catch, she was in no position to throw out a hustling Barchan. “I just wanted to get a hit and win this game,” Dipane said. “I know some of the girls over there from travel ball. This game was about bragging rights.” Dipane’s delivery also validated another great performance from Rodriguez, who struck out 11. Arcadia’s improbable comeback started in the seventh, partly because of poor fielding by Glendora (1-4). Waldusky (0-2) committed two fielding errors in the inning, the second of which allowed Arcadia to score its first run. 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! A combination of timely hitting and clutch pitching was the difference. Both teams started extra innings under the international tie-breaker rule, which puts the last out of the previous inning at second base at the start of the new inning. While Arcadia starter Jenna Rodriguez (2-0) fanned two batters and induced a flyout to escape a no-out, runners-on-the-corners jam in the top of the eighth, Glendora starter Dana Waldusky (0-2) was not as fortunate. The Apaches led off the bottom half of the eighth with a Shelby Gibbs bunt, which moved base runner Morgan Barchan to third. Melissa Dipane then drove Waldusky’s first pitch into the right-center field gap. center_img • Photo Gallery: 03/07: Glendora vs. Arcadia girls softball SAN DIMAS- Dominated through six innings, the Arcadia High softball team appeared headed toward defeat in Wednesday afternoon’s second round of the San Dimas Tournament. last_img read more

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