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December 18, 2020 1:37 PM

Dec. 18 COVID-19 Update

Video Update: Let's Not Undo Our Progress

Yesterday's video update from the Dubuque County Public Health Incident Management Team can be seen at https://youtu.be/AsiEqk7pZpI It includes information on:

New local and statewide cases and positivity rates
The first vaccinations of local healthcare providers
Vaccine availability for health care providers
Gov. Reynolds' new proclamation and related changes
Continued risks even with masks and social distancing
Tips on shopping safely and the risk levels for gatherings in Dubuque County (https://covid19risk.biosci.gatech.edu/)


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

POSITIVE CASES
Dubuque County:
38 new cases.
Total confirmed cases to date = 10,186

Iowa:
1,966 new cases.
Total confirmed cases to date = 264,123

ACTIVE CASES
Dubuque County: 1,466 active cases (107 less than yesterday)

DEATHS
Dubuque County:
No new deaths.
Total deaths related to COVID to date = 129
Underlying Cause Deaths = 122, Contributing Factor Deaths = 7

Iowa:
No new deaths.
Total deaths related to COVID to date = 3,451
Underlying Cause Deaths = 3,169, Contributing Factor Deaths = 282

HOSPITALIZATIONS
Dubuque County Residents Hospitalized = 27 as of Dec. 17. (3 more than Dec. 15)
Iowans Currently Hospitalized = 701 (45 less than yesterday.)

TESTING
Dubuque County:
127 more individuals tested.
Total individuals tested to date = 46,581
Total tests to date = 111,135

Iowa:
5,490 more individuals tested.
Total individuals tested to date = 1,305,968
Total tests to date = 2,834,125

PERCENT POSITIVE CASES
Dubuque County:
Past 14-day average = 11.2%
Past 7-day average = 7.9%

Iowa:
Past 14-day average = 13.5%
Past 7-day average = 10.4%

RECOVERIES
Dubuque County:
New recoveries = 145
Total number of recoveries = 8,591

Iowa:
New recoveries = 3,846
Total number of recoveries = 208,689

LONG-TERM CARE FACILITY OUTBREAKS
Dubuque County:
5 long-term care facility outbreaks (same as yesterday) with 97 positive cases (1 more than yesterday), 20 new positive cases in the last 14 days, and 50 recoveries (5 more than yesterday):

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

Hawkeye Care Center, Asbury (22 positive cases, 10 in the last 14 days, and 9 recoveries)

ManorCare Health Services, Dubuque (23 positive cases, 2 in the last 14 days, and 15 recoveries)

Shady Rest Care Center, Cascade (23 positive cases, 0 in the last 14 days, and 15 recoveries)

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

Iowa:
141 outbreaks (5 less than yesterday) with 5,688 positive cases, 2,977 recoveries, and 1,135 deaths to date.

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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