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Posted on: April 27, 2022

[ARCHIVED] April 27, 2022 Dubuque County COVID-19 Update

Who Can Get a Booster; 66* New Cases Reported Since April 20

COVID-19 Countywide Response

Wednesday, April 27, 2022

Who Can Get a Booster

Eligible for 1 Booster:

  • Everyone ages 12 years and older can get 1 booster after completing their COVID-19 vaccine primary series.

Eligible for 2 Boosters:

  • Adults ages 50 years and older
  • People ages 12 years and older who are moderately or severely immunocompromised
  • People who got 2 doses (1 primary dose and 1 booster) of Johnson & Johnson's Janssen vaccine.

Get additional information on boosters, including WHEN you can get your first or second booster

County Public Health Incident Management Team Video Update


66* New Cases Reported Since April 20



  • 66* new positive cases reported since Apr. 20. 
  • Total positive cases/individuals reported to date = 26,053

* 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.

New COVID-19 Cases in Dubuque County (JPG)


  • 8 County Hospitalizations:  Today, MercyOne Dubuque Medical Center has 3 inpatients with COVID-19 and UnityPoint Health – Finley Hospital has 5 inpatients hospitalized with COVID for a total of 8 persons hospitalized with COVID in Dubuque County.

Dubuque County Hospitalizations with COVID-19 (JPEG)


  • No new deaths reported since Mar. 16.
  • Total deaths related to COVID to date = 294


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

VACCINATIONSSleeves Up! Dubuque County (PNG)

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