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Posted on: June 21, 2020

[ARCHIVED] Local COVID-19 Update, June 21, 2020

Four New Cases in Dubuque County, 462 New Cases and Four Additional Deaths in Iowa

Four New Cases in Dubuque County, 462 New Cases and Four Additional Deaths in Iowa

Positive Cases
Between 2 p.m. yesterday and 2 p.m. today, the IDPH reported four new positive cases of COVID-19 in Dubuque County, increasing the county total to 415. For the state, 462 additional cases were reported in that same time frame giving Iowa a total of 25,958 positive cases.

No additional deaths were reported in Dubuque County so the county total remains at 22. Four additional deaths were reported statewide, increasing the state death total to 685.

As of 2 p.m. today, the IDPH website reported that 7,555 Dubuque County residents have been tested, up 118 from yesterday, with a positive test rate of 5.5 percent. 257,521 Iowans have been tested, an increase of 6,955 since yesterday, for a positive test rate of 10.1 percent. One in 13 Dubuque County residents have been tested and one in 12 Iowa residents.

Long-Term Care Facility Outbreaks
According to the IDPH, as of 2 p.m. today there are 32 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 51 positive cases and 22 recovered cases (no changes from yesterday). Statewide, IDPH is reporting 960 positive cases at long-term care facilities (one more than reported yesterday), 555 recovered (two more than reported yesterday), and 355 deaths (two more than yesterday)The number of cases and recovered include both residents and staff.

Hospitalizations & Recoveries
As of today, 170 Iowans were hospitalized due to COVID-19, 12 fewer than than yesterday. The number of Dubuque County residents hospitalized is zero, the same as yesterday. Statewide, 16,048 Iowans have recovered (up 94 from yesterday), including 239 Dubuque County residents (no change from yesterday).

Test Iowa Assessments
As of 2 p.m. today, Dubuque County residents had completed 18,736 Test Iowa assessments, an increase of 237 since yesterday. Approximately 64 percent of the assessments were for females and 36 percent for males. 39 percent were in the 41-60 age group, 31 percent in the 61-80 age group, 25 percent in the 18-40 group, and two percent each in the 0-17 age group and the 81 and older group. To take an assessment or request a test, visit

For the most current information on COVID-19, visit For COVID-19 information specific to Dubuque County, visit

Free COVID-19 Testing in Dubuque Next Week

A Test Iowa Clinic will be held in Dubuque from Monday, June 22, through Friday, June 26,
at Epic Health and Wellness Clinic, 1075 Cedar Cross Road.

Any Iowan who would like to be tested for COVID-19 at this location must first complete the Test Iowa assessment at They will then be provided an identification number in order to schedule an appointment by calling Epic Health and Wellness at 563-583-6595. You must have an Iowa ID and your identification number in order to be tested.

There is no cost to individuals being tested and any Iowan who wants to be tested can be tested if you follow this procedure. A person does not need to be showing any symptoms.

Appointments must be made for testing and walk-ins are not allowed. Testing at the Epic Health and Wellness site will be conducted from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m., Monday through Thursday, and from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Friday.

Test results will be posted for the patients to access within approximately three business days. For more information, visit or call Test Iowa at 515-575-2131 or 844-844-1561 (toll free).

Media Contact
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.

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