Editor’s note: For the first time since March 22, 2020, the Telegraph Herald today is not providing a daily local update of figures related to COVID-19.

The release of data by state and federal authorities regarding new cases, related deaths, vaccinations and other coronavirus information has become increasingly infrequent, and most local county health departments have ceased providing daily updates.

The TH now plans to provide local and state COVID-19 updates twice per week — on Thursdays and Sundays.

The timing was chosen to coincide with the current patterns of the release of new data. For example, the State of Iowa now is releasing only one update per week, on Wednesdays.

The newspaper will continue to cover COVID-19 as warranted on other days, both in its print edition and at TelegraphHerald.com, but we currently plan to provide the full updates regarding the numbers of local and state cases, related deaths and vaccinations twice per week.

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