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February 11, 2021 4:50 PM

Feb. 11 COVID-19 Update

CDC Updates Mask Guidance
Correct and consistent mask use is a critical step everyone can take to prevent getting and spreading COVID-19. Masks work best when everyone wears them, but not all masks provide the same protection. When choosing a mask, look at how well it fits, how well it filters the air, and how many layers it has. Adding more layers of material to a mask (layering) is a good way to reduce the number of respiratory droplets containing the virus that come through the mask. One layering strategy is to use a cloth mask that has multiple layers of fabric. Another strategy is to wear two masks or a “double mask.” For more information on how layering can improve fit and filtration, visit: https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/prevent-getting-sick/mask-fit-and-filtration.html


Social Distance Makes the Heart Grow Fonder?
Today's video update from the Dubuque County Public Health Incident Management Team has another holiday theme and includes information on:
how we can continue the decline in new cases,
local mask requirements and new guidance on face masks,
the Sleeves Up! Dubuque County campaign,
updates on local vaccination efforts, and
Valentine's Day during a pandemic.
Watch today's video update at https://youtu.be/SIqJ710J3RI


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

VACCINATIONS OF COUNTY RESIDENTS
https://coronavirus.iowa.gov/pages/vaccineinformation
Vaccinations started (1st dose): 5,974*
*IDPH realized yesterday there was an error with the data visualization on the state dashboard in which the "Series Initiated" information for individual counties incorrectly displayed the total number of doses administered, not the number of series initiated. This led to inaccuracies in the county vaccination updates for "Vaccinations Started" Monday - Wednesday this week. IDPH has corrected this error and correct 24-hour changes will resume in tomorrow's update.
Vaccinations completed (2nd dose): 3,925
(513 more than yesterday)
Vaccine Provider Information

POSITIVE CASES
https://coronavirus.iowa.gov/pages/case-counts
25 new cases.
Total confirmed cases to date = 12,063
Positive cases over the last 7 days: 136
Positive cases over the last 14 days: 285

ACTIVE CASES
786 active cases (5 less than yesterday)

DEATHS
https://coronavirus.iowa.gov/pages/outcome-analysis-deaths
No new deaths.
Total deaths related to COVID to date = 186
Underlying Cause Deaths = 175, Contributing Factor Deaths = 11

HOSPITALIZATIONS
https://coronavirus.iowa.gov/pages/rmcc-data
Dubuque County Residents Hospitalized = 12 as of Feb. 9. (4 more than Feb. 7)

TESTING & POSITIVITY RATE
https://coronavirus.iowa.gov/pages/case-counts
114 more individuals tested.
Total individuals tested to date = 52,322
Past 14-day average = 7.2%
Past 7-day average = 5.1%

LONG-TERM CARE FACILITY OUTBREAKS
https://coronavirus.iowa.gov/pages/long-term-care
1 long-term care facility outbreak (same as yesterday):
Stonehill Care Center, Dubuque (74 current positive cases, 4 in the last 14 days, and 48 recoveries)

Please do not reply to this message. If you have questions, please call 563.556.6200. For COVID-19 information specific to Dubuque County, visit www.dubuquecounty.org/COVID19

For current statewide data, please visit coronavirus.iowa.gov

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