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February 5, 2021 11:48 AM

Feb. 5 COVID-19 Update

Who is eligible for vaccinations in Phase 1B?

Persons aged 65 years and over are eligible for COVID vaccinations throughout Phase 1B. Additionally, five prioritized/tiered populations vulnerable to high risk of exposure or severity of illness are also included in Phase 1B.

Remember, persons aged 65 and over are eligible now and throughout Phase 1B and will be contacted by their healthcare provider when they can schedule a vaccination appointment. Some pharmacies are also receiving very limited supplies of vaccine and are accepting appointments. IDPH lists vaccine providers at

If you know someone who his eligible but is not comfortable scheduling an appointment online, please consider reaching out to them and offering assistance.

Residents in Tier 1 are also eligible at this time and should receive vaccination information from their employer. When Tier 1 vaccinations are completed, Tier 2 will become eligible. As each tier is completed, the next tier will be eligible. Information for those tiers will be shared when available.

Tier 1
First Responders
PK-12 staff, early childhood education, childcare workers

Tier 2
Frontline essential workers in food, agriculture, distribution, and manufacturing sectors who live or work in non-social distanced settings
Individuals with disabilities living in home settings and their direct care staff

Tier 3
Staff and individuals living in congregate settings not covered by previous Phase or Tier
Government officials engaged in business at the State Capitol

Tier 4
Inspectors responsible for health, life and safety

Tier 5
Correctional facility staff and individuals incarcerated

Because the supply of COVID-19 vaccine is limited at this time, the CDC provided recommendations to federal, state, and local governments about who should be vaccinated first. The CDC’s recommendations are based on those from the Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices (ACIP), an independent panel of medical and public health experts.

The recommendations were made with these goals in mind:
Decrease death and serious disease as much as possible.
Preserve the functioning of society.
Reduce the extra burden COVID-19 is having on people already facing disparities.
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(11 a.m. yesterday to 11 a.m. today)

Dubuque County:
16 new cases.
Total confirmed cases to date = 11,937

796 new cases.
Total confirmed cases to date = 323,323

Dubuque County: 885 active cases (34 less than yesterday)

Dubuque County:
3 new deaths.
Total deaths related to COVID to date = 184
Underlying Cause Deaths = 173, Contributing Factor Deaths = 11

34 new deaths.
Total deaths related to COVID to date = 5,067
Underlying Cause Deaths = 4,584, Contributing Factor Deaths = 483

Dubuque County Residents Hospitalized = 12 as of Feb. 3. (1 more than Feb. 2)
Iowans Currently Hospitalized = 348 (12 less than yesterday.)

Dubuque County:
79 more individuals tested.
Total individuals tested to date = 51,850

3,387 more individuals tested.
Total individuals tested to date = 1,489,096

Dubuque County:
Past 14-day average = 8.3%
Past 7-day average = 5.3%

Past 14-day average = 9.1%
Past 7-day average = 7.1%

Dubuque County:
New recoveries = 47
Total number of recoveries = 10,868

New recoveries = 1,532
Total number of recoveries = 291,515

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

Stonehill Care Center, Dubuque (27 current positive cases, 6 in the last 14 days, and 4 recoveries)

43 long-term care facility outbreaks (4 less than yesterday) with 1,326 current positive cases (residents and staff), 835 recoveries (residents and staff), and 2,080 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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