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February 9, 2021 1:17 PM

Feb. 9 COVID-19 Update

Vaccine Allocation Update
The Iowa Department of Public Health (IDPH) has allocated 1,950 doses of vaccine to Dubuque County this week. The majority of this week's allocation will be administered to teachers and other school staff.

Dubuque County's community vaccination clinic at Kennedy Mall will be one of the sites for these vaccinations. School staff eligible for these vaccinations are being contacted by their employer to schedule appointments. These vaccines will be administered Thursday and Friday by staff from Grand River Medical Group and the Dubuque Visiting Nurses Association. UnityPoint Health Finley Hospital will use the site on Wednesday to vaccinate elderly patients before assisting with school staff vaccinations Thursday and Friday.

REMINDER: The community vaccination clinic is an appointment-only site and walk-ins are not accepted. Dubuque County approved vaccine providers will administer vaccines to residents at the clinic/POD and some will be administered at provider clinic sites as the POD ramps up during the first few weeks of limited vaccine allocations from the state. If residents’ primary care provider has received vaccine, the resident will be contacted by the provider to schedule a vaccine appointment as they work through the priority groups.

Individuals with questions about COVID-19 vaccine distribution can contact the Dubuque Visiting Nurses Association's COVID information line at 563.556.6200 or visit

Incident Management Team Update
Yesterday's video update from the Dubuque County Public Health Incident Management Team includes discussion of:

What is "progress" in decreasing the spread of COVID?
The importance of keeping community spread and new cases low as new variants of COVID spread.
Governor Reynolds latest proclamation.
Influenza cases.
Local vaccinations for PK-12 teachers and staff.
The one-year anniversary of the incident management team's activation.
Watch the video message at

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

Vaccinations started (1st dose): 12,030
(747 more than yesterday)
Vaccinations completed (2nd dose): 3,353
(268 more than yesterday)

24 new cases.
Total confirmed cases to date = 11,998
Positive cases over the last 7 days: 142
Positive cases over the last 14 days: 274

791 active cases (45 less than yesterday)

1 new death.
Total deaths related to COVID to date = 187
Underlying Cause Deaths = 176, Contributing Factor Deaths = 11

Dubuque County Residents Hospitalized = 8 as of Feb. 7. (4 less than Feb. 6)

82 more individuals tested.
Total individuals tested to date = 52,113
Past 14-day average = 7.1%
Past 7-day average = 5.0%

1 long-term care facility outbreak (same as yesterday):
Stonehill Care Center, Dubuque (72 current positive cases, 4 in the last 14 days, and 47 recoveries)

If you have questions, please call 563.556.6200. For COVID-19 information specific to Dubuque County, visit

For current statewide data, please visit

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