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Posted on: May 15, 2020

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

374 New Cases and 18 Deaths in Iowa, 11 More Cases in Dubuque County

The Iowa Department of Public Health (IDPH) was notified of 374 additional positive cases of COVID-19 in Iowa, including 11 additional cases in Dubuque County.

  • Iowa now has a total of 14,049 positive cases and Dubuque County has 249.
  • 18 additional deaths were reported today for Iowa, bringing the state total to 336. There were no additional deaths reported for Dubuque County today so the county total remains 10.
  • As of May 14, 14 Dubuque County residents were hospitalized due to COVID-19 and 95 have recovered or are recovering. Statewide, 387 Iowans are hospitalized and 6,561 Iowans have recovered.
  • 3,436 Dubuque County residents have been tested, resulting in a 7.2 percent positive rate. Statewide, 93,556 Iowans have been tested for a 15 percent positive 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 review of Dubuque County and statewide numbers; information from the CDC on the COVID-19 related inflammatory syndrome among children, details on the pandemic-compliant Farmers’ Market, and more. Watch the video at 

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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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