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Posted on: May 24, 2020

[ARCHIVED] Local COVID-19 Update, May 24, 2020

Nine New Cases in Dubuque County, 418 More in Iowa

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Nine New Cases in Dubuque County, 418 More in Iowa

Since yesterday morning, the IDPH reported nine additional positive cases of COVID-19 in Dubuque County, bringing the county total to 318 as of 10 a.m. today (Sunday). For the state, 418 additional cases were reported since yesterday morning. Iowa now has a total of 17,213 positive cases.  

Five additional deaths were reported for Iowa since yesterday, bringing the state total to 449.  IDPH did not report any additional deaths for Dubuque County since yesterday’s update so the county total remains 16. 

As of this morning, 127,854 Iowans have been tested, including 4,424 Dubuque County residents.  Iowa has a positive test rate of 13.5 percent while Dubuque County is 7.2 percent.  One in 22 Dubuque County residents have been tested and one in 25 Iowans have been tested.

As of 10 a.m. today, there are 36 long-term care facilities in Iowa with COVID-19 outbreaks (three or more positive cases among residents and staff).  There is one long-term care facility outbreak in Dubuque County at Dubuque Specialty Care, which has 49 positive cases (up two from yesterday) and 10 recovered cases.  Statewide, there are 1,529 positive cases at long-term care facilities (up 16 from yesterday), with 662 recovered (up 46 from yesterday) and 238 deaths. 

Statewide, 9,285 Iowans have recovered, including 145 Dubuque County residents. As of Friday, May 22, 362 Iowan’s were hospitalized due to COVID-19, including 10 Dubuque County residents. 

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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