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Posted on: October 20, 2021

[ARCHIVED] October 20 Weekly Dubuque County COVID-19 Update

257 New Positive Individuals and 1 Death Since Oct. 13

257 New Positive Individuals and 1 Death Since Oct. 13

Sleeves Up! Dubuque County (PNG)

Pediatric Vaccinations

The FDA and CDC’s decision on Pfizer’s Covid-19 vaccine for children ages 5-11 is expected in the next few of weeks.  Local health care providers in Dubuque County are ordering vaccines and developing plans to accommodate vaccinations of this age group.  Additional information will be shared when available.  

Local Vaccination & Booster Opportunities

For current information on walk-in vaccination and booster clinics and other vaccination opportunities in Dubuque County, please visit or call 563-690-MAKE(6253).


(Oct. 13 to Oct. 20)


  • 257 new positive individuals since Oct. 13
  • Total positive individuals to date = 15,834

New COVID-19 Positive Dubuque County Residents 10-20-21 (JPG)

Dubuque County Positive Tests by Age Group 10-20-2021 (JPG)


  • 1,021 active cases in Dubuque County. (18 more than Oct. 13)

Active COVID-19 Cases in Dubuque County 10-20-21 (JPG)


  • The CDC continues to rate Dubuque County at the HIGH level of community transmission of COVID-19.
  • 7-Day New Case Rate per 100K Population through Oct. 19 = 323.70 (+67.82 from previous 7 days)
  • Percent Positivity (last 7 days) through Oct. 16 = 13.13% (-0.59% change in last 7 days)


  • Dubuque County Residents Hospitalized = 23 as of Oct. 13. (5 more than Oct. 6)
  • Statewide hospitalizations are also increasing with 77.1% of those currently hospitalized due to COVID and 83.2% of those in ICU due to COVID being unvaccinated individuals. Details at

COVID-19 Hospitalizations of Dubuque County Residents 10-20-21 (JPEG)


  • 1 new death.
  • Total deaths related to COVID to date = 229 
  • Underlying Cause Deaths = 208, Contributing Factor Deaths = 21

VACCINATIONS OF COUNTY RESIDENTS  Sleeves Up! Dubuque County (PNG) ccineinformation

  • 58.2% of all Dubuque County residents are fully vaccinated
  • Vaccinations Completed: 55,312
    (231 more than Oct. 13)
  • Vaccinations Started (1st dose): 2,213

For current information on Dubuque County vaccination opportunities, visit or call 563-690-MAKE(6253).

The CDC and FDA are operating a Vaccine Adverse Event Reporting System (VAERS).  To report a reaction or view data, visit

For information on local COVID-19 testing options, visit

Please do not reply to this message.  If you have questions, please call 563-556-6200.

For current statewide data, please visit

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