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Posted on: May 6, 2020

[ARCHIVED] Local COVID-19 Update, May 6, 2020

293 New Cases and 12 Deaths in Iowa, Six More Cases in Dubuque County

293 New Cases and 12 Deaths in Iowa, Six More Cases in Dubuque County  

The Iowa Department of Public Health (IDPH) was notified of 293 additional positive cases of COVID-19 in Iowa, including six additional cases in Dubuque County.  Iowa now has a total of 10,404 positive cases and Dubuque County has 162.   

  • 12 additional deaths were reported today for Iowa, bringing the state total to 219.
  • As of May 4, 18 Dubuque County residents are currently hospitalized due to COVID-19.  Statewide, 407 Iowans are hospitalized
  • 29 Dubuque County residents who tested positive are recovering or have recovered.  Statewide, 3,803 Iowans are recovering or have recovered.
  • 1,697 Dubuque County residents have been tested to date, with 1,535 of those test results being negative for an 9.5% positive testing rate. 63,171 tests have been conducted statewide and 52,767 were negative for a 16.4% positive testing rate. 

For up-to-date information on COVID-19, including an interactive map with county, regional, and long-term care outbreak information, visit For COVID-19 information specific to Dubuque County, visit   

Dubuque County COVID-19 Video Update 

Today’s video update from the Dubuque County Public Health Incident Management Team includes a summary of today’s numbers for Dubuque County and Iowa, details on Dubuque’s targeted testing program, the pandemic’s impact on planning for the future and comparisons to influenze, and the importance of all county residents completing the the Test Iowa assessment at  Watch the video at   

Stay Home, Stay Safe, and Take the TestIowa Assessment at  

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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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