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Posted on: February 8, 2021

[ARCHIVED] Local COVID-19 Update, February 8, 2021

Dubuque County: 17 New Cases, 12 Recoveries, and No New Deaths.
Iowa: 535 New Cases, 525 Recoveries, and No New Deaths.

Dubuque County: 11,283 First-Dose Vaccinations to Date, 12 New Cases and 1 New Death in 24 hours.

 Iowa: 166,952 First-Dose Vaccinations to Date, 278 New Cases and 2 New Deaths.

New Update Format

You'll notice a new format for the daily updates for Dubuque County starting today.  The goal is to focus on the most relevant statistics for Dubuque County at this stage of the pandemic, including a new section on vaccinations. As vaccine allocations/supplies increase over time, this simpler format will also allow us to highlight additional vaccination opportunities as they become available.  Other than the summary for the state provided above, only Dubuque County data will be presented but state-level data is always available at  The updates may also be issued slightly later  to reflect the latest vaccination statistics, as the state's vaccination dashboard is updated daily at 12 noon.

'Sleeves Up!' Vaccination CampaignSleeves Up! Dubuque County (JPG)

The Dubuque County Public Health Incident Management Team is launching a "Sleeves Up!" campaign to encourage all Dubuque County residents to get their sleeves up and get vaccinated for COVID-19 when they are eligible and vaccine supplies provide those opportunities.

Getting vaccinated will help keep you, your family, and your community healthy and safe. At 95% efficacy, the vaccine is extraordinarily effective at protecting you from the virus. By getting vaccinated, you can help end the damage to the economy, prevent more illnesses and deaths in America, and eliminate and eradicate COVID-19.

Vaccine supplies are limited at this time but, as supplies increase and more people become eligible to get vaccinated, please get vaccinated. If you would like more information, visit


(11 a.m. yesterday to 11 a.m. today) 


  • Vaccinations started (1st dose): 11,283
     (1,419 more than Friday, Feb. 5)
  • Vaccinations completed (2nd dose): 3,081
     (144 more than Friday, Feb. 5)
  • Vaccine Provider Information


  • 12 new cases.
  • Total confirmed cases to date = 11,974
  • Positive cases over the last 7 days:  133
  • Positive cases over the last 14 days:  299

14-Day COVID-19 Trendline New Cases in Dubuque County - February 8 (JPG)


  • 836 active cases (6 less than yesterday)


  • 1 new death.
  • Total deaths related to COVID to date = 186 
  • Underlying Cause Deaths = 179, Contributing Factor Deaths = 11


  • Dubuque County Residents Hospitalized = 12 as of Feb. 6. (same as Feb. 3)


 1 long-term care facility outbreak (same as yesterday):

Stonehill Care Center, Dubuque (72 current positive cases, 6 in the last 14 days, and 46 recoveries) 

For the most current information on COVID-19, visit

 For COVID-19 information specific to Dubuque County, visit

General Guidelines (JPG)

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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