69 New Cases in Dubuque County, 837 New Cases and Six Deaths Statewide
24-HOUR CHANGES & NEW TOTALS
(11 a.m. yesterday to 11 a.m. today):
- Dubuque County: 69 new cases.Total confirmed cases to date = 2,688
- Iowa: 837 new cases. Total confirmed cases to date = 79,136
TESTING & POSITIVITY RATE (As reported by the Iowa Department of Public Health)
- 212 more individuals tested. Total residents tested to date = 27,629
- Dubuque County Test Positivity Rate: 14-day average = 13.7%, average to date = 9.7%.
- 6,116 more individuals tested. Total Iowa residents tested to date = 732,193
- Iowa Test Positivity Rate: 14-day average = 8.6%, average to date = 10.8%
- Dubuque County: Hospitalized = 16 as of Sept. 16. Same as Sept. 15.
- Iowa: Currently hospitalized = 282. (one more than yesterday.)
- Dubuque County: New recoveries = 11. Total number of recoveries = 1,878
- Iowa: New recoveries = 746. Total number of recoveries = 57,237
LONG-TERM CARE FACILITY OUTBREAKS
- Dubuque County: One long-term care facility outbreak at Sunnycrest Manor (7 positive cases, 1 recovery).
- Iowa: 39 outbreaks (same as reported 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
Know the Symptoms of COVID-19
People with COVID-19 have had a wide range of symptoms reported – ranging from mild symptoms to severe illness. Symptoms may appear 2-14 days after exposure to the virus. People with these symptoms may have COVID-19:
- Fever or chills
- Shortness of breath or difficulty breathing
- Muscle or body aches
- New loss of taste or smell
- Sore throat
- Congestion or runny nose
- Nausea or vomiting
Know When to Get Tested for COVID-19
According to the CDC, here’s who should get tested for COVID-19:
- People who have symptoms of COVID-19
- People who have had close contact (within 6 feet of an infected person for at least 15 minutes) with someone with confirmed COVID-19
- People who have been asked or referred to get testing by their healthcare provider, local or state health department.
If you do get tested, you should self-quarantine/isolate at home pending test results and follow the advice of your health care provider or a public health professional.
To get tested, contact your healthcare provider or consider free, local testing options at https://www.cityofdubuque.org/2940/Free-Local-COVID-19-Testing-Options
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.