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January 21, 2021 12:16 PM

Jan. 21 COVID-19 Update

IDPH Expands Phase 1B Vaccination Eligibility to Iowans 65 and Over

The Iowa Department of Public Health (IDPH) announced today that it is expanding Phase 1B for COVID-19 vaccinations and is also prioritizing groups within that phase by tiers.

Last week, the Infectious Disease Advisory Council (IDAC) made recommendations and the IDPH issued a vaccine shortage order, which included prioritizing Iowans age 75 and older, and other Iowans who are vulnerable to exposure to COVID-19 or high-risk for illness as the result of a COVID-19 infection. Since last week, there has been a push nationally to further expand eligibility of older adults. In response to this push, Iowa is expanding Phase 1B to include Iowans age 65 and over. These populations are eligible to receive vaccine beginning February 1, 2021.

However, vaccine remains in short supply. This means not everyone in Phase 1B will be able to get vaccine right away. To help balance vaccine supply with the Phase 1B demands, IDPH has implemented a tiered prioritization, outlined below. IDPH remains in close contact with federal partners to communicate Iowa’s need for additional vaccines.

The Dubuque County Public Health Incident Management Team continues to work with local partners to finalize plans to begin Phase 1B vaccinations by Feb. 1. Additional details on how county residents eligible for Phase 1B can get vaccinated will be shared as soon as it is available.


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

POSITIVE CASES
Dubuque County:
67 new cases.
Total confirmed cases to date = 11,465

Iowa:
1,685 new cases.
Total confirmed cases to date = 309,280

ACTIVE CASES
Dubuque County: 978 active cases (18 more than yesterday)

DEATHS
Dubuque County:
4 new deaths.
Total deaths related to COVID to date = 157
Underlying Cause Deaths = 148, Contributing Factor Deaths = 9

Iowa:
51 new deaths.
Total deaths related to COVID to date = 4,445
Underlying Cause Deaths = 4,046, Contributing Factor Deaths = 399

HOSPITALIZATIONS
Dubuque County Residents Hospitalized = 11 as of Jan. 19. (2 less than Jan. 17)
Iowans Currently Hospitalized = 474 (same as yesterday.)

TESTING
Dubuque County:
178 more individuals tested.
Total individuals tested to date = 50,396
Total tests to date = 135,600

Iowa:
5,220 more individuals tested.
Total individuals tested to date = 1,435,648
Total tests to date = 3,443,204

PERCENT POSITIVE CASES
Dubuque County:
Past 14-day average = 9.3%
Past 7-day average = 7.3%

Iowa:
Past 14-day average = 11.3%
Past 7-day average = 8.5%

RECOVERIES
Dubuque County:
New recoveries = 45
Total number of recoveries = 10,330

Iowa:
New recoveries = 1,376
Total number of recoveries = 271,953

LONG-TERM CARE FACILITY OUTBREAKS
Dubuque County:
3 long-term care facility outbreaks (same as yesterday) with 127 current positive cases, 10 new positive cases in the last 14 days, and 78 recoveries:

Ennoble Nursing & Rehabilitation, Dubuque (59 current positive cases, 1 in the last 14 days, and 35 recoveries)

Hawkeye Care Center, Asbury (59 current positive cases, 1 in the last 14 days, and 43 recoveries)

Stonehill Care Center, Dubuque (9 current positive cases, 9 in the last 14 days, and 0 recoveries)

Iowa:
71 long-term care facility outbreaks (same as yesterday) with 1,934 current positive cases (residents and staff), 1,075 recoveries (residents and staff), and 1,829 resident deaths from all Iowa LTC facilities to date.

For the most current data, please visit coronavirus.iowa.gov

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

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