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December 3, 2020 12:50 PM

Dec. 3 COVID-19 Update

CDC & IDPH Offer Shortened Quarantine Options

The CDC and Iowa Department of Public Health have provided additional options to shorten the length of quarantine in some situations. Under these options, you may decide quarantine can end:

1. After 10 days without a COVID-19 test, AND if the person has experienced NO symptoms during the 10-day period.

2. After 7 days with a negative test conducted no earlier than day 5 from the last exposure AND if the person has experienced NO symptoms during the 7-day period.

After stopping quarantine, people should:

Continue to watch for symptoms until 14 days after exposure.
If they have symptoms, immediately self-isolate and contact their local public health authority or healthcare provider.
Wear a mask, stay at least 6 feet from others, wash their hands, avoid crowds, and take other steps to prevent the spread of COVID-19.
The best way to protect yourself and others is to stay home for 14 days if you think you’ve been exposed to someone who has COVID-19. Quarantine helps prevent spread of disease that can occur before a person knows they have the virus.

Learn more about quarantining at https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/if-you-are-sick/quarantine.html


Masks Available for Dubuque County Businesses
The Dubuque County Board of Health has provided a limited supply of disposable masks to each city clerk in every Dubuque County community. Businesses in Dubuque County that would like a supply of masks to share with their customers and employees should contact their city's city clerk to make arrangements to acquire masks while supplies last.


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

POSITIVE CASES
Dubuque County: 87 new cases. Total confirmed cases to date = 9,436
Iowa: 2,877 new cases. Total confirmed cases to date = 236,794

ACTIVE CASES
Dubuque County: 2,846 active cases (110 fewer than yesterday)

DEATHS
Dubuque County: 1 additional death. Total deaths to date = 94
Iowa: 70* additional deaths. Total deaths to date = 2,519
* = Record High

HOSPITALIZATIONS
Dubuque County Residents Hospitalized = 40 as of Dec. 1.
(9 more than Nov. 30)
Iowans Currently Hospitalized = 1,124
(38 fewer than yesterday.)

RECOVERIES
Dubuque County: New recoveries = 196. Total number of recoveries = 6,496
Iowa: New recoveries = 4,903. Total number of recoveries = 147,153

LONG-TERM CARE FACILITY OUTBREAKS
Dubuque County: 7 long-term care facility outbreaks (same as yesterday) with 144 positive cases (2 more than yesterday), 17 new positive cases in the last 14 days, and 94 recoveries (4 more than yesterday):

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

Dubuque Specialty Care, Dubuque
(9 positive cases, 0 in the last 14 days, and 6 recoveries)

Luther Manor Communities, Dubuque
(84 positive cases, 1 in the last 14 days, and 71 recoveries)

Hawkeye Care Center, Dubuque
(5 positive cases, 2 in the last 14 days, and 0 recoveries)

ManorCare Health Services, Dubuque
(15 positive cases, 1 in the last 14 days, and 10 recoveries)

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

Stonehill Care Center, Dubuque
(6 positive cases, 4 in the last 14 days, and 0 recoveries)

Iowa: 169* outbreaks (6 more than yesterday) with 5,306 positive cases, 2,367 recoveries, and 1,097 deaths to date.
* = Record High

TESTING & POSITIVITY RATE (Calculated by IDPH)
Dubuque County:
249 more individuals tested. Total residents tested to date = 44,612
Test Positivity Rate: 14-day average = 15.1%, average to date = 21.1%.

Iowa:
6,994 more individuals tested. Total Iowa residents tested to date = 1,229,581
Test Positivity Rate: 14-day average = 16.8%, average to date = 19.3%

For the most current information on COVID-19, visit https://coronavirus.iowa.gov.

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

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