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Posted on: February 2, 2022

[ARCHIVED] February Dubuque County COVID-19 Update

1,034 New Positive Individuals and 1 Death Reported Since Jan. 26

COVID-19 Countywide Response

Wednesday, February 2, 2022

1,034 New Positive Individuals and 1 Death Reported Since Jan. 26

Incident Management Team Video Update

For a review of this week's stats as well as an explanation of when and why to self-test, watch today's video update.


When to Consider Self-Testing

Self-tests may be used if you have COVID-19 symptoms or have been in close contact or potentially in close contact with an individual with COVID-19.
Even if you don’t have symptoms and have not been in close contact with an individual with COVID-19, using a self-test before gathering indoors with others can give you information about the risk of spreading COVID-19. This is especially important before gathering with individuals at risk of severe disease, older individuals,  those who are immunocompromised, or unvaccinated people, including children who cannot get vaccinated yet.
 Specifically, the best timing when using a self-test is:

  • If you have COVID-19 symptoms, use a self-test immediately
  • If you were a close contact of someone with COVID-19, self-test after at least 5 days, plus a second test in 1 or 2 days if your first test is negative 
  • If you are testing before a gathering, test immediately before the gathering (or as close in time to the event as possible)

Self-tests can be purchased online or in pharmacies and retail stores. Private health insurance will reimburse the cost of purchasing self-tests. Get more information on how to get a self-test or how to use a self-test.

Self-Testing (JPG)


(Jan. 26 - Feb. 2)


  • 1,034 new positive individuals since Jan. 26. 
  • Total positive individuals to date = 24,764

New COVID-19 Positive Dubuque County Residents (JPG)

Dubuque County Positive Tests by Age Group (JPG)


  • 14 County Hospitalizations:  Today, MercyOne Dubuque Medical Center has 10 inpatients with COVID-19 and UnityPoint Health – Finley Hospital has 4 for a total of 14 people hospitalized with COVID in Dubuque County.  Please note: This count is NOT limited to Dubuque County residents and may include area residents from outside Dubuque County.
  • Statewide, 794 Iowans are hospitalized with COVID, 141 fewer than last Wednesday.  54.1% of those currently hospitalized due to COVID and 70.6% of those in ICU due to COVID are unvaccinated individuals. Details at

Dubuque County Hospitalizations with COVID-19 (JPEG)


  • 3,940 active cases in Dubuque County. (452 more than Jan. 26)

Active COVID-19 Cases in Dubuque County (JPG)


  • 1 new death reported since Jan. 26.
  • Total deaths related to COVID to date = 280
  • Underlying Cause Deaths = 256, Contributing Factor Deaths = 24


  • 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 = 701.87 (-328.85 from previous 7 days)
  • Percent Positivity (last 7 days) = 25.95% (-2.87% change in last 7 days)


  • 63.2% of all Dubuque County residents are fully vaccinated
  • 67.4% of all Dubuque County residents age 5+ are fully vaccinated
  • 53.7% of all county residents fully vaccinated have received a booster dose (up-to-date)
  • Vaccinations Completed: 61,473
  • Vaccinations Started (1st dose): 3,494

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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