DES MOINES, Iowa - A new study shows Iowa boarder counties had more COVID-19 cases than neighboring Illinois counties after a stay-at-home order was issued in Illinois, but not in Iowa.
The research from the University of Iowa estimates the Iowa counties had 217 more cases in the month after Illinois started its stay at home policy.
The study takes into account differences in population and the timing of closing schools and nonessential businesses in the two states.
It concluded that cases increased more quickly in Iowa and more slowly in Illinois. Find the complete study here.