Four New Cases in Dubuque County, 336 New Cases and Six More Deaths in Iowa
Between 2 p.m. yesterday and 2 p.m. today, the IDPH reported four new positive cases of COVID-19 in Dubuque County for a new total of 362. For the state, 336 additional cases were reported in that same time frame giving Iowa a total of 21,478 positive cases.
No additional deaths were reported in Dubuque County so the county total remains at 21. Six additional deaths were reported statewide increasing the state death total at 598.
As of 2 p.m. today, the IDPH website reported that 6,025 Dubuque County residents have been tested, up 57 from yesterday, with a positive test rate of six percent. 185,108 Iowans have been tested, an increase of 4,122 since yesterday, for a positive test rate of 11.6 percent. One in 16 Dubuque County residents have been tested while one in 17 Iowa residents have been tested.
Long-Term Care Facility Outbreaks
According to the IDPH, as of 2 p.m. today there are 40 long-term care facilities in Iowa with COVID-19 outbreaks, the same as yesterday. There is one long-term care facility outbreak in Dubuque County at Dubuque Specialty Care, which has 49 positive cases and 14 recovered cases (no change from yesterday). Statewide, IDPH is reporting 1,554 positive cases at long-term care facilities (13 more than reported yesterday), 791 recovered (seven more than reported yesterday), and 300 deaths (three more than reported yesterday). The number of cases and recovered include both residents and staff.
Hospitalizations & Recoveries
As of today, 299 Iowans were hospitalized due to COVID-19, the same as yesterday. The number of Dubuque County residents hospitalized remains at five. Statewide, 12,704 Iowans have recovered (up 171 from yesterday), including 199 Dubuque County residents (three more than yesterday).
For the most current information on COVID-19, visit https://coronavirus.iowa.gov. For COVID-19 information specific to Dubuque County, visit www.dubuquecounty.org/COVID19
Randy Gehl, Public Information Officer
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This message is from the Dubuque County Public Health Incident Management Team, which includes staff from the from the Dubuque County Health Department, City of Dubuque Health Department, Dubuque County Emergency Management Agency, and the Dubuque Visiting Nurse Association.