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Posted on: July 13, 2020

[ARCHIVED] Local COVID-19 Update, July 13, 2020

'Don't Put Yourself in Unsafe Situations'; 26 New Cases in Dubuque County, 459 New Cases and Five Deaths in Iowa

’Don’t Put Yourself in Unsafe Situations’

Today’s video update from the Dubuque County Public Health Incident Management Team includes a review of today’s numbers, more information on isolation and quarantine requirements, thoughts on the pandemic’s future legacy, and the local Test Iowa clinic schedule. Watch the update at:

26 New Cases in Dubuque County, 459 New Cases and Five Deaths in Iowa

Positive Cases
Between 2 p.m. yesterday and 2 p.m. today, the Iowa Department of Public Health (IDPH) reported 26 new positive cases of COVID-19 in Dubuque County, increasing the county total to 989.  For the state, 459 additional cases were reported in that same time frame giving Iowa a total of 35,529 positive cases. 

14-Day COVID-19 Trendline 07-13-2020 (JPEG)

There were no additional deaths reported in Dubuque County over the last 24 hours so the county total remains 23. Six additional deaths were reported statewide, increasing the state death total to 754.

As of 2 p.m. today, the IDPH website reported that 15,329 Dubuque County residents have been tested, up 127 from yesterday, with an overall positive test rate of 6.5 percent. 377,873 Iowans have been tested, an increase of 2,311 since yesterday, for a positive test rate of 9.4 percent. One in six Dubuque County residents have been tested and one in eight Iowa residents have been tested.

Hospitalizations & Recoveries
According to the IDPH, at 4 p.m. today 186 Iowans are hospitalized due to COVID-19, nine more than reported yesterday. The number of Dubuque County residents reported hospitalized is up to 10, six more than reported yesterday.

Statewide, 26,665 Iowans have recovered (435 more than reported yesterday), including 432 Dubuque County residents (three more than yesterday).

 Long-Term Care Facility Outbreaks
According to the IDPH, as of 2 p.m. today there are 14 long-term care facilities in Iowa with COVID-19 outbreaks, two fewer than reported yesterday. There are no long-term care facility outbreaks in Dubuque County. 

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

Epi Curve 07-13-2020 (JPEG)

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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