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Posted on: April 15, 2020

[ARCHIVED] Local COVID-19 Update, April 15, 2020

96 New Cases in Iowa, Two More in Dubuque County

96 New Cases in Iowa, Two More in Dubuque County  

The Iowa Department of Public Health (IDPH) has been notified of 96 additional positive cases of COVID-19 in Iowa for a state total of 1,995 positive cases. Two additional cases were reported in Dubuque County, two middle-age adults (41-60 years), bringing the county total to 37.

There were additional 407 negative tests for a total of 17,874 negative tests in Iowa to date. According to IDPH, 171 people are currently hospitalized for COVID-19, and 908 Iowans have recovered.  Four additional deaths were reported today in the following counties: 

  • Allamakee County, one older adult (61-80 years) 
  • Clayton County, one elderly adult (81+)  
  • Johnson County, one older adult (61-80 years)  
  • Polk County, one elderly adult (81+)  

New Dashboard with County-Level Data  

The State of Iowa has released an updated dashboard on that will be updated daily to include comprehensive tracking of COVID-19 in Iowa. The new dashboard includes cases, deaths, and tests conducted in each county as well as regional medical coordination centers, long-term care (LTC) outbreaks, the state’s epidemiological curve, and other demographic information that was not previously provided. Learn more at   

Dubuque County COVID-19 Update Video    

Today’s video update from the Dubuque County Public Health Incident Management Team includes details on today’s report of additional local and state cases, the new COVID-19 in Iowa dashboard, as well as an explanation of the “epi curve” and the World Health Organization (WHO).  Watch the video at   


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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