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December 16, 2020 12:04 PM

Dec. 16 COVID-19 Update

Vaccinating the entire state will take until mid 2021. Until then, we must continue social distancing, wearing a mask, and frequently washing hands.

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

POSITIVE CASES
Dubuque County:
51 new cases.
Total confirmed cases to date = 10,088

Iowa:
1,968 new cases.
Total confirmed cases to date = 260,251

ACTIVE CASES
Dubuque County: 1,639 active cases (109 less than yesterday)

DEATHS
Dubuque County:
No new deaths.
Total deaths related to COVID to date = 126
Underlying Cause Deaths = 119, Contributing Factor Deaths = 7

Iowa:
14 new deaths.
Total deaths related to COVID to date = 3,354
Underlying Cause Deaths = 3,078, Contributing Factor Deaths = 276

HOSPITALIZATIONS
Dubuque County Residents Hospitalized = 22 as of Dec. 14. (same as Dec. 13)
Iowans Currently Hospitalized = 776 (21 less than yesterday.)

TESTING
Dubuque County:
158 more individuals tested.
Total individuals tested to date = 46,288
Total tests to date = 109,496

Iowa:
5,763 more individuals tested.
Total individuals tested to date = 1,294,664
Total tests to date = 2,785,395

PERCENT POSITIVE CASES
Dubuque County:
Past 14-day average = 11.8%
Past 7-day average = 8.0%

Iowa:
Past 14-day average = 13.9%
Past 7-day average = 10.5%

RECOVERIES
Dubuque County:
New recoveries = 160
Total number of recoveries = 8,323

Iowa:
New recoveries = 4,631
Total number of recoveries = 200,778

LONG-TERM CARE FACILITY OUTBREAKS
Dubuque County:
5 long-term care facility outbreaks (same as yesterday) with 95 positive cases (1 more than yesterday), 19 new positive cases in the last 14 days, and 42 recoveries (same as yesterday):

Bethany Home, Dubuque (5 positive cases, 0 in the last 14 days, and 2 recoveries)

Hawkeye Care Center, Asbury (21 positive cases, 9 in the last 14 days, and 8 recoveries)

ManorCare Health Services, Dubuque (22 positive cases, 2 in the last 14 days, and 13 recoveries)

Shady Rest Care Center, Cascade (23 positive cases, 0 in the last 14 days, and 10 recoveries)

Stonehill Care Center, Dubuque (24 positive cases, 8 in the last 14 days, and 9 recoveries)

Iowa:
141 outbreaks (2 more than yesterday) with 5,635 positive cases, 2,660 recoveries, and 1,134 deaths to date.

Hosting a small celebration?
Have conversations with guests ahead of time to set expectations. Stay safer during the holidays:

Wear masks.

Improve ventilation by choosing outdoor spaces or opening windows and doors as weather permits.

Space seating at least 6 feet apart for people who don’t live together.

Limit the number of guests and length of the event.

Wash your hands with soap and water for at least 20 seconds.

More tips: https://bit.ly/3n6X3x4

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