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December 11, 2020 1:09 PM

Dec. 11 COVID-19 Update

Keep Up the Good Work, Dubuque County!

It has been over two weeks since Thanksgiving and Dubuque County has not experienced a major spike in new COVID-19 cases. This indicates that many of you are doing your part to limit the spread, like wearing a mask around others not in your household, social distancing, washing your hands frequently, and limiting holiday gatherings and travel. Thank you!

While this is good news and we are receiving positive news about vaccine development and approval, we must all stay vigilant and continue doing these things. Our hospitals and health care workers are still under considerable strain. We continue to see new cases and too many deaths from COVID-19. In fact, the 3,124 COVID-19 deaths nationally reported on Wednesday of this week is the highest single-day death total in the country since the beginning of the pandemic and surpasses the death tolls from the 9/11 and Pearl Harbor attacks.

Until widespread vaccination of the general public is completed, we must continue to make personal sacrifices for ourselves, our friends and family, and the greater good.

Please mask up and do not let your guard down. There's light at the end of the tunnel!

24-HOUR CHANGES & NEW TOTALS
(11 a.m. yesterday to 11 a.m. today)

POSITIVE CASES
Dubuque County:
52 new cases.
Total confirmed cases to date = 9,880

Iowa:
2,061 new cases.
Total confirmed cases to date = 253,089

ACTIVE CASES
Dubuque County: 1,989 active cases (108 fewer than yesterday)

DEATHS
Dubuque County
No new deaths.
Total deaths related to COVID to date = 123
Underlying Cause Deaths = 116, Contributing Factor Deaths = 7

Iowa
77 new deaths.
Total deaths related to COVID to date = 3,197
Underlying Cause Deaths = 2,930, Contributing Factor Deaths = 267

HOSPITALIZATIONS
Dubuque County Residents Hospitalized = 30 as of Dec. 9. (4 less than Dec. 8)
Iowans Currently Hospitalized = 833 (30 fewer than yesterday.)

TESTING
Dubuque County
120 more individuals tested.
Total individuals tested to date = 45,712
Total tests to date = 106,249

Iowa
5,612 more individuals tested.
Total individuals tested to date = 1,273,688
Total tests to date = 2,691,938

PERCENT POSITIVE CASES
Dubuque County
Past 14-day average = 13.2%
Past 7-day average = 9.1%

Iowa
Past 14-day average = 15.8%
Past 7-day average = 11.3%

RECOVERIES
Dubuque County
New recoveries = 160
Total number of recoveries = 7,768

Iowa
New recoveries = 5,412
Total number of recoveries = 183,212

LONG-TERM CARE FACILITY OUTBREAKS
Dubuque County
4 long-term care facility outbreaks (1 less than yesterday) with 72 positive cases (72 less than yesterday), 14 new positive cases in the last 14 days, and 26 recoveries (54 less than yesterday):

Bethany Home, Dubuque (5 positive cases, 0 in the last 14 days, and 0 recoveries)

ManorCare Health Services, Dubuque (22 positive cases, 5 in the last 14 days, and 12 recoveries)

Shady Rest Care Center, Cascade (22 positive cases, 1 in the last 14 days, and 7 recoveries)

Stonehill Care Center, Dubuque (23 positive cases, 8 in the last 14 days, and 7 recoveries)

Iowa:
141 outbreaks (1 less than yesterday) with 5,595 positive cases, 2,599 recoveries, and 1,129 deaths to date.

Incident Management Team Video Update

Click here or visit https://youtu.be/5kUmJyXo4m0 to watch the Thursday, Dec. 10, video update from the Dubuque County Public Health Incident Management Team. It includes a review of the current local status of the pandemic, thoughts on the surges around the country, an update on the governor's latest proclamation and related restrictions, an explanation on the recent changes to quarantine guidelines, and the latest on the vaccine approval process and next steps.

For the most current data, please visit coronavirus.iowa.gov

For COVID-19 information specific to Dubuque County, visit www.dubuquecounty.org/COVID19

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