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December 22, 2020 11:43 AM

Dec. 22 COVID-19 Update

No one tool alone is going to stop the pandemic.

Your best protection from COVID-19 will be a combination of getting a COVID-19 vaccine when it's available to you, wearing a mask, staying at least 6 feet away from others, avoiding crowds, and washing your hands often.

Learn about the benefits of COVID-19 vaccination so you’ll be ready when a vaccine is available to you: https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/vaccines/vaccine-benefits.html

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

POSITIVE CASES
Dubuque County:
27 new cases.
Total confirmed cases to date = 10,278

Iowa:
1,272 new cases.
Total confirmed cases to date = 269,020

ACTIVE CASES
Dubuque County: 1,232 active cases (97 less than yesterday)
DEATHS

Dubuque County:

2 new deaths.
Total deaths related to COVID to date = 135
Underlying Cause Deaths = 127, Contributing Factor Deaths = 8
Iowa:

64 new deaths.
Total deaths related to COVID to date = 3,653
Underlying Cause Deaths = 3,355, Contributing Factor Deaths = 298

HOSPITALIZATIONS
Dubuque County Residents Hospitalized = 22 as of Dec. 20. (2 less than Dec. 19)
Iowans Currently Hospitalized = 651 (7 more than yesterday.)

TESTING
Dubuque County:
89 more individuals tested.
Total individuals tested to date = 46,976
Total tests to date = 114,056

Iowa:
4,197 more individuals tested.
Total individuals tested to date = 1,322,129
Total tests to date = 2,910,931

PERCENT POSITIVE CASES
Dubuque County:
Past 14-day average = 9.8%
Past 7-day average = 6.0%

Iowa:
Past 14-day average = 12.6%
Past 7-day average = 9.5%

RECOVERIES
Dubuque County:
New recoveries = 122
Total number of recoveries = 8,911

Iowa:
New recoveries = 4,351
Total number of recoveries = 219,075

LONG-TERM CARE FACILITY OUTBREAKS
Dubuque County:
6 long-term care facility outbreaks (1 more than yesterday) with 110 positive cases (11 more than yesterday), 19 new positive cases in the last 14 days, and 65 recoveries (9 more than yesterday):

Bethany Home, Dubuque (5 positive cases, 0 in the last 14 days, and 4 recoveries)

Ennoble Nursing & Rehabilitation, Dubuque (3 positive cases, 3 in the last 14 days, and 0 recoveries)

Hawkeye Care Center, Asbury (29 positive cases, 10 in the last 14 days, and 9 recoveries)

ManorCare Health Services, Dubuque (23 positive cases, 14 in the last 14 days, and 12 recoveries)

Shady Rest Care Center, Cascade (26 positive cases, 0 in the last 14 days, and 22 recoveries)

Stonehill Care Center, Dubuque (24 positive cases, 2 in the last 14 days, and 12 recoveries)

Iowa:
133 outbreaks (8 less than yesterday) with 5,338 positive cases, 3,053 recoveries, and 1,137 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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