The COVID Pandemic is Not Over: 25* New Cases Reported Since Mar. 30
Wednesday, April 6, 2022
Get Vaccinated and Stay Up to Date
A person is fully vaccinated two weeks after receiving all recommended doses in the primary series of their COVID-19 vaccination.
A person is up to date with their COVID-19 vaccination if they have received all recommended doses in the primary series and one booster when eligible. Getting a second booster is not necessary to be considered up to date at this time.
As with vaccines for other diseases, people are best protected against infection with the virus that causes COVID-19 when they stay up to date with vaccinations. Get more information on vaccines and staying up-to-date.
As of today, only about 56% of Dubuque County residents are up to date.
Who can get boosters?
- If you received the Pfizer vaccine for your primary series, the CDC recommends everyone 12 years and older receive a booster. Adults 50 years and older can get a second booster.
- If you received the Moderna vaccine for your primary series, the CDC recommends adults 18 years and older receive a booster. Adults 50 years and older can get a second booster.
- If you received the Johnson & Johnson(Janssen) vaccine for your primary series, the CDC recommends adults 18 years and older receive a booster. Anyone who received a J&J/Janssen COVID-19 vaccine for both their primary dose and booster can get a second booster. Adults 50 years and older who first received a J&J/Janssen COVID-19 vaccine, regardless of what type of booster they received, can also get a second booster.
Get more information on booster shots.
The COVID Pandemic is Not Over:
25* New Cases Reported Since Mar. 30
- 25* new positive cases reported since Mar. 30.
- Total positive cases/individuals reported to date = 25,922
* Due to the wide availability of at-home rapid tests, the results of which are usually not reported/recorded, it is widely believed that new COVID cases are underreported. The number reported in this update is the number of new cases reported to the Iowa Department of Public Health.
- 2 County Hospitalizations: Today, UnityPoint Health – Finley Hospital has 1 inpatient hospitalized with COVID and MercyOne Dubuque Medical Center has 1 inpatient with COVID-19 and for a total of 2 persons hospitalized with COVID in Dubuque County.
- No new deaths reported since Mar. 30.
- Total deaths related to COVID to date = 294
COMMUNITY TRANSMISSION RATE
Dubuque County COVID-19 Community Level = LOW
CDC Guidance for Low Community Level:
- Stay up to date with COVID-19 vaccines and boosters
- Maintain improved ventilation throughout indoor spaces when possible
- Follow CDC recommendations for isolation and quarantine, including getting tested if you are exposed to COVID-19 or have symptoms of COVID-19
- If you are immunocompromised or high risk for severe disease:
- Have a plan for rapid testing if needed (e.g., having home tests or access to testing)
- Talk to your healthcare provider about whether you are a candidate for treatments like oral antivirals, PrEP, and monoclonal antibodies
- 64.2% of all county residents are fully vaccinated
- 55.7% of all county residents fully vaccinated have received a booster
For current information on Dubuque County vaccination opportunities, visit www.dubuquecountyiowa.gov/sleevesup or call 563-690-MAKE(6253).
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