648 New Cases in Iowa, 8 More in Dubuque County
The Iowa Department of Public Health (IDPH) was notified of 648 additional positive cases of COVID-19 in Iowa including eight more in Dubuque County. The statewide increase is the highest one-day increases to date, beating yesterday’s record.
Iowa now has a total of 5,092 positive cases and Dubuque County has 70. Five more people with COVID-19 in Iowa have died, bringing the statewide total to 112.
There have been an additional 1,730 negative tests for a total of 29,258 negative tests to date, which includes testing reported by the State Hygienic Lab and other labs. The number of positive cases will continue to grow as Test Iowa sites open and additional surveillance testing of large businesses and nursing home staff continues.
According to IDPH, 293 COVID-19 patients are currently hospitalized and 1,723 Iowans have recovered. For additional details, visit https://coronavirus.iowa.gov/
The increases in positive cases over the last two days in Iowa and Dubuque County can be attributed, in part, to more tests are being administered due to increased testing capabilities, locally and statewide. Other factors causing the number of positive cases to increase at a rapid rate are community spread and increased community awareness of symptoms. This trend is not unexpected due to the predictability of the “epi curve,” or increased cases based on experience of other areas in the US. For more information on Iowa’s epi curve, visit https://tinyurl.com/ycake9xs
Stay Home, Stay Safe, and Take the TestIowa Assessment at www.testiowa.com
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.