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Posted on: May 17, 2020

[ARCHIVED] Local COVID-19 Update, May 17, 2020

602 New Cases and 15 Deaths in Iowa Since Friday, 15 More Cases in Dubuque County

The Iowa Department of Public Health (IDPH) was notified of 602 additional positive cases of COVID-19 in Iowa since Friday, including 15 additional cases in Dubuque County.   

  • Iowa now has a total of 14,651 positive cases and Dubuque County has 264.  
  • 15 additional deaths were reported for Iowa since Friday, bringing the state total to 351. There were no additional deaths reported for Dubuque County so the county total remains 10. 
  • As of May 15, 19 Dubuque County residents were hospitalized due to COVID-19 and 120 have recovered or are recovering.  Statewide, 387 Iowans are hospitalized and 7,154 Iowans have recovered. 
  • 3,675 Dubuque County residents have been tested, resulting in a 7.2 percent positive rate.  Statewide, 100,241 Iowans have been tested for a 14.6 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

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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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