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February 3, 2021 12:18 PM

Feb. 3 COVID-19 Update

Phase 1b Tier 1 Vaccinations Under Way in Dubuque County

Vaccinations of people age 65 and over (Phase 1b) as well as designated high-risk populations (Phase 1b Tier 1) have begun in Dubuque County.

Some local healthcare providers have begun notifying and administering COVID-19 vaccines to a limited number of patients age 65 and older who are now eligible to receive the vaccine. These initial appointment-only vaccinations are being conducted at local clinics based on the limited supply of vaccines currently available. Patients are being contacted directly by their healthcare provider by telephone, email, or text message to schedule their vaccine appointments.

Phase 1b Tier 1 includes first responders (e.g., firefighters, police officers, and child welfare social workers) and PK-12 staff, early childhood education, childcare workers. First responders began receiving vaccinations this week and the majority of Dubuque County's allocation of doses for next week will go to PK-12 staff.

Vaccines Available at Select Walgreens and CVS Locations for Iowans Age 65 and Older

The Iowa Department of Public Health (IDPH), in partnership with Walgreens and CVS today announced the availability of COVID-19 vaccine for approximately 32,000 Iowans age 65 and older.

Unused vaccines which were originally allocated to the Long-Term Care Pharmacy Partnership Program have been redistributed to a limited number of Walgreens and CVS stores in select Iowa counties and reserved for Iowans age 65 and older. This is a one-time, additional allocation of vaccine.

Iowans age 65 and older can register online for a vaccine appointment at a participating Walgreens or CVS location near them. Appointments are limited to the number of vaccines available at each location. If you are not able to secure one of these vaccine appointments, be assured that more vaccines are coming to the state on a weekly basis.

Walgreens in Dubuque County
Beginning February 3, Iowans age 65 and older can sign up to schedule an appointment at a Walgreens store location in one of the counties listed below. Register online at View the registration guide here.

IDPH encourages Iowans to remain patient as more vaccine arrives in the weeks and months ahead. It is also critical to continue practicing the mitigation measures that can slow the spread of the COVID-19 virus.

Wear a mask or face covering
Practice social distancing with those outside your household
Clean your hands frequently with soap and water
Stay home if you feel sick
Get tested if you are exposed to, or have symptoms of COVID-19

(11 a.m. yesterday to 11 a.m. today)

Dubuque County:
49 new cases.
Total confirmed cases to date = 11,891

1,199 new cases.
Total confirmed cases to date = 321,539

Dubuque County: 956 active cases (11 less than yesterday)

Dubuque County:
No new deaths.
Total deaths related to COVID to date = 177
Underlying Cause Deaths = 168, Contributing Factor Deaths = 9

56 new deaths.
Total deaths related to COVID to date = 4,975
Underlying Cause Deaths = 4,504, Contributing Factor Deaths = 471

Dubuque County Residents Hospitalized = 11 as of Feb. 2. (three more than Jan. 30)
Iowans Currently Hospitalized = 382 (8 less than yesterday.)

Dubuque County:
122 more individuals tested.
Total individuals tested to date = 51,680

4,353 more individuals tested.
Total individuals tested to date = 1,481,657

Dubuque County:
Past 14-day average = 9.6%
Past 7-day average = 6.1%

Past 14-day average = 9.5%
Past 7-day average = 7.7%

Dubuque County:
New recoveries = 59
Total number of recoveries = 10,758

New recoveries = 1,948
Total number of recoveries = 288,271

Dubuque County:
1 long-term care facility outbreak (same as yesterday):

Stonehill Care Center, Dubuque (27 current positive cases, 10 in the last 14 days, and 0 recoveries)

48 long-term care facility outbreaks (same as yesterday) with 1,431 current positive cases (residents and staff), 887 recoveries (residents and staff), and 2,043 resident deaths from all Iowa LTC facilities to date.

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For COVID-19 information specific to Dubuque County, visit

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