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Posted on: February 24, 2021

[ARCHIVED] Local COVID-19 Update, February 24, 2021

Dubuque County: 67 New First-Dose Vaccinations, 35 New Positive Individuals, and 2 New Deaths.

Dubuque County: 67 New First-Dose Vaccinations, 35 New Positive Individuals, and 2 New Deaths.

Iowa: 4,359 New First-Dose Vaccinations, 718 New Positive Individuals, and 15 New Deaths.

Phase 1B Vaccinations ContinueSleeves Up! Dubuque County (PNG)

Vaccination of Dubuque County residents eligible in Phase 1B continue as the county was allocated 2,340 doses this week.  In addition to the ongoing vaccinations of residents age 65 and older, the first round vaccinations of residents eligible in Tier 1 of this phase (first responders, PK-12 staff, early childhood education, childcare workers) will conclude this week. Next week, vaccinations will focus on residents age 65 and older as preparations continue to vaccinate residents eligible in Tier 2 (frontline essential workers in food, agriculture, and manufacturing sectors who live or work in non-social distanced settings and individuals with disabilities living in home settings and their direct care staff).

Healthcare providers continue to contact their primary care patients age 65 and older by phone, text, and email to offer vaccination appointments as vaccine supplies allow. If you have not yet been contacted by your primary care provider, they will contact you as supplies increase. Please do not call clinics requesting the vaccine at this time because a high volume of calls makes it more difficult to assist patients with immediate needs.

If you are a Dubuque County resident 65 years and older and do not have a primary care provider, call the Dubuque County Sleeves Up phone number at 563-587-4950 for assistance on how to receive a vaccine.

Some Dubuque County pharmacies are receiving vaccines and are expected to receive more over time. Most of these appointments are scheduled through websites/online systems so ask family, friends, or neighbors if you need assistance with online registration processes. Please note appointment availability is based on the vaccine supply for the week. Dubuque County pharmacies offering or expected to offer vaccines include:

Additional pharmacies may be added to this program later. Vaccine appointments must be  scheduled in advance.



  • Vaccinations started (1st dose): 9,405
     (67 more than yesterday)
  • Vaccinations completed (2nd dose): 5,930
     (126 more than yesterday)



  • 35 more positive individuals than yesterday
  • Total individuals positive to date = 12,296
  • Positive cases over the last 7 days:  99

14-Day COVID-19 Trendline New Cases in Dubuque County - February 24 (JPG)


  • 537 active cases in Dubuque County (11 more than yesterday)


  • 2 new deaths.
  • Total deaths related to COVID to date = 194 
  • Underlying Cause Deaths = 180, Contributing Factor Deaths = 14


  • Dubuque County Residents Hospitalized = 9 as of Feb. 21. (1 less than Feb. 20)


  • 98 more individuals tested
  • Individuals tested to date = 53,380
  • Past 14-day positivity average = 3.1%
  • Past 7-day positivity average = 3.8%


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

Stonehill Care Center, Dubuque (76 current positive cases, 0 in the last 14 days, and 65 recoveries)

Please do not reply to this message.  If you have questions, please call 563.556.6200.  
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 For current statewide data, please visit

General Guidelines (JPG)

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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