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January 8, 2021 12:13 PM

Jan. 8 COVID-19 Update

Governor Modifies State Proclamation

Gov. Reynolds signed a new Public Health Disaster proclamation yesterday (Thursday, Jan. 7) that modifies existing public health measures designed to reduce the spread of COVID-19.

The proclamation continues to require that when people are in an indoor public space, and unable to social distance for 15 minutes or longer, masks are required to be worn.

Spectator limits for sporting and recreational gatherings, including for high school-sponsored events, will be lifted today (Friday, Jan. 8).

Other public health measures have been extended until Feb. 6, 2021. Read the full proclamation or visit https://governor.iowa.gov/sites/default/files/documents/Public%20Health%20Proclamation%20-%202021.01.07.pdf


When Can I Get Vaccinated for COVID-19?
It's a frequent and important question. Please watch yesterday's video update from the Dubuque County Public Health Incident Management Team for a progress update on vaccinations in Dubuque County and an explanation of vaccine prioritization. The update includes a review of current pandemic counts recent trends. Watch the video at https://youtu.be/sQI323mXkOQ


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

POSITIVE CASES
Dubuque County:
84 new cases.
Total confirmed cases to date = 10,963

Iowa:
2,057 new cases.
Total confirmed cases to date = 293,454

ACTIVE CASES
Dubuque County: 967 active cases (42 more than yesterday)

DEATHS
Dubuque County:
No new deaths.
Total deaths related to COVID to date = 140
Underlying Cause Deaths = 132, Contributing Factor Deaths = 8

Iowa:
59 new deaths.
Total deaths related to COVID to date = 4,124
Underlying Cause Deaths = 3,777, Contributing Factor Deaths = 347

HOSPITALIZATIONS
Dubuque County Residents Hospitalized = 22 as of Jan. 7. (5 more than Jan. 4)
Iowans Currently Hospitalized = 579 (34 less than yesterday.)

TESTING
Dubuque County:
208 more individuals tested.
Total individuals tested to date = 48,696
Total tests to date = 125,769

Iowa:
5,628 more individuals tested.
Total individuals tested to date = 1,386,209
Total tests to date = 3,213,504

PERCENT POSITIVE CASES
Dubuque County:
Past 14-day average = 11.8%
Past 7-day average = 9.1%

Iowa:
Past 14-day average = 14.7%
Past 7-day average = 12.1%

RECOVERIES
Dubuque County:
New recoveries = 42
Total number of recoveries = 9,856

Iowa:
New recoveries = 1,829
Total number of recoveries = 253,488

LONG-TERM CARE FACILITY OUTBREAKS
Dubuque County:
2 long-term care facility outbreaks (same as yesterday) with 55 current positive cases (11 less than yesterday), 11 new positive cases in the last 14 days, and 6 recoveries:

Ennoble Nursing & Rehabilitation, Dubuque (17 current positive cases, 8 in the last 14 days, and 0 recoveries)

Hawkeye Care Center, Asbury (38 current positive cases, 3 in the last 14 days, and 6 recoveries)

Iowa:
84 long-term care facility outbreaks (4 less than yesterday) with 1,894 current positive cases (residents and staff), 944 recoveries (residents and staff), and 1,677 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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