"Since the beginning of the COVID-19 pandemic, we have based our decisions on science and data", Gayles said in a news release announcing the decision.
In Marshall County: Henry, six cases out of 324 tests.
As of Thursday, Iowa had a 10 percent increase in cases of people recovering from COVID-19 and a 4.3 percent increase of recoveries from COVID-19 in Marshall County.
According to the health department, there have now been 142 confirmed cases in the three-county region. Officials reported an adjusted total of 6,353 confirmed cases. Maryland has reported a total of 3,374 deaths from the virus statewide.
Pierce County reported 109 new cases of COVID-19 Saturday and no new deaths.
At least 857 Iowans have died from COVID-19. A male in his teens, a male in his 20s, two females in their 30s, one male in his 40s, one male in his 50s, and a male and female in their 60s reportedly had no known contact with a positive case.
A long term care facility, Grandview Heights in Marshalltown, has an outbreak of 75 positive cases of COVID-19 and eight have recovered.
Collin County has confirmed the death of a 71-year-old Plano man.
Due to the large number of new cases each day, the state is not necessarily reporting individual cases by age, gender or city.
In the US, more than 4.6 million people have tested positive for the disease and more than 154,319 people had died due to complications from it as of Saturday, according to data from Johns Hopkins University.
Last week ended with 40,634 confirmed cases in Iowa and this week comes to a close with 44,040 cases - an increase of 3,406 in seven days.