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November 10, 2020 12:42 PM

Nov. 10 COVID-19 Update

No Test Iowa Sample Processing Tomorrow
Due to the Veterans Day holiday tomorrow, Test Iowa test sample processing will be delayed one day. However, Test Iowa clinics in Dubuque County will still schedule appointments and collect samples tomorrow. For more information, visit

(11 a.m. yesterday to 11 a.m. today):

Dubuque County: 106 new cases. Total confirmed cases to date = 7,004
Iowa: 4,425 new cases. Total confirmed cases to date = 161,267

Dubuque County: 4 additional deaths. Total deaths to date = 73
Iowa: 27 additional deaths. Total deaths to date = 1,887

Dubuque County: Hospitalized = 50 as of Nov. 7. (8 fewer than Nov. 6.)
Iowa: Currently hospitalized = 1,135* (101 more than yesterday.)
* = Record High
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Dubuque County: New recoveries = 122. Total number of recoveries = 4,335
Iowa: New recoveries = 1,887. Total number of recoveries = 102,940
IDPH designates positive cases as recovered after 28 days if there are no observable signs or symptoms of COVID-19

Dubuque County: 2,596 active cases (20 fewer than yesterday)
Active cases are determined by subtracting the total number of recovered cases and deaths from the total number of positive cases to date.

Dubuque County: 5 long-term care facility outbreaks (same as yesterday) with 147 positive cases (7 more than yesterday) and 62 recoveries (1 more than yesterday):
- Luther Manor Communities, Dubuque (74 positive cases, 12 recoveries)
- ManorCare Health Services, Dubuque (11 positive cases, 1 recovery)
- MercyOne Dyersville Senior Care, Dyersville (35 positive cases, 29 recoveries)
- Shady Rest Care Center, Cascade (7 positive cases, 2 recoveries)
- Sunnycrest Manor, Dubuque (20 positive cases, 17 recoveries)

Iowa: 102* outbreaks (10 more than yesterday) with 2,998 positive cases, 1,304 recoveries, and 900 deaths to date.
* = Record high
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Dubuque County:
157 more individuals tested. Total residents tested to date = 39,273
Test Positivity Rate: 14-day average = 22.8%*, average to date = 17.8%.
* = Record high

8,876 more individuals tested. Total Iowa residents tested to date = 1,049,808
Test Positivity Rate: 14-day average = 20.7%, average to date = 15.4%
Summary of New Statewide Enhanced Public Health Measures

Governor Issues New Emergency Proclamation with Additional Restrictions and Requirements on Gatherings

*Effective Wednesday, Nov. 11, at 12:01 a.m. until Monday, Nov. 30, at 11:59 p.m.

Gathering Restrictions: Social, community, recreational, or leisure
If more than 10 people: - 6 feet distancing between groups - Groups limited to 8 people, with the exception of households larger than 8 - Take other reasonable measures to ensure social distancing, increase hygiene, etc.

If more than 25 people and indoors, all participants over 2 years old must wear masks except when eating and drinking.

If more than 100 people and outdoors, all participants over 2 years old must wear masks except when eating and drinking.

All these restrictions apply to wedding receptions, including distancing, group limitations, and mask requirement if event is sufficiently large

Youth and High School Sports:
If more than 25 people and indoors, all spectators over 2 years old must wear masks and maintain 6 feet distance from other spectators

Only two spectators permitted for each youth athlete
Athletes of any age can be closer than six feet and are not required to wear masks
Restaurants and Bars: Restaurant or bar, including a wedding reception venue, winery, brewery, distillery, country club, or other social or fraternal club
Six feet distancing between groups
Groups limited to 8 people unless larger group is all same household
Seated when eating or drinking and limit congregating

Personal Service Establishments: Salons, barbershops, massage therapy establishments, tattoo establishments, and tanning facilities

Ensure that all customers are six feet apart when performing services
Mandated to wear masks, except when performing face services
Closer/Prolonged Contact Establishments: Bowling alleys, pool halls, bingo halls, arcades, indoor playgrounds, children’s play centers
Ensure that groups and individuals are six feet apart at establishment
Groups limited to eight people unless larger group is all same household

Remote Working/Other Employer Measures:
All employers shall evaluate whether any more of their employees can feasibly work remotely and to the extent reasonable, shall take steps to enable such employees to work from home. Those remaining open shall take other reasonable precautions.

Video Update: 'We're in One Hot Mess'
Watch yesterday's video update from the Dubuque County Public Health Incident Management Team includes a frank assessment of the current local surge in cases and hospitalizations. It also includes a review of critical actions we all need to take immediately to change the trajectory of the pandemic in Dubuque County. Please watch the message at

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