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July 18, 2020 11:36 AM

July 18 COVID-19 Update

PLEASE NOTE: The daily update time is switching from 2 p.m. to 11 a.m. so today's report represents the changes in numbers from 2 p.m. yesterday to 11 a.m. today (21 hours instead of 24). Tomorrow's report and all after will represent 24-hour changes.

6 New Cases in Dubuque County, 196 New Cases and 4 More Deaths in Iowa

Positive Cases
Between 2 p.m. yesterday and 11 a.m. today, the Iowa Department of Public Health (IDPH) reported six new positive cases of COVID-19 in Dubuque County, increasing the county total to 1,136.

For the state, 196 additional cases were reported in that same time frame giving Iowa a total of 37,904 positive cases.


There were no additional deaths reported in Dubuque County since 2 p.m. yesterday so the county total remains 23.

Four additional deaths were reported statewide, increasing the state death total to 787.

As of 11 a.m. today, the IDPH website reported that 16,747 Dubuque County residents have been tested, up three from yesterday. Yesterday's positive test rate was 11.3 percent and the county's overall positive test rate is 6.8 percent. One in six Dubuque County residents has been tested.

403,726 Iowans have been tested, an increase of 198 since yesterday. Yesterday's positive test rate was 7.2 percent while the state's overall positive test rate is 9.4 percent. One in eight Iowa residents has been tested.

Hospitalizations & Recoveries
According to the IDPH, the number of Dubuque County residents reported hospitalized due to COVID-19 was 11, as of July 16.

210 Iowans are hospitalized due to COVID-19, the same as reported yesterday.

Statewide, 27,806 Iowans have recovered (221 more than reported yesterday), including 466 Dubuque County residents (12more than yesterday).

Long-Term Care Facility Outbreaks
According to the IDPH, there are 16 long-term care facilities in Iowa with COVID-19 outbreaks, one more than reported yesterday. There are no long-term care facility outbreaks in Dubuque County.

For the most current information on COVID-19, visit For COVID-19 information specific to Dubuque County, visit

Dubuque Test Iowa Clinic Hours Next Week

The [http://Test Iowa]Test Iowa Clinic at Epic Health & Wellness at 1075 Cedar Cross Road in Dubuque will continue to offer testing for any Iowa resident until further notice. The testing schedule for next week is:

Monday, July 20: 5 a.m. - 9 a.m.
Tuesday, July 21: 5 a.m. - 9 a.m.
Wednesday, July 22: 5 a.m. - 9 a.m.
Thursday, July 23: 5 a.m. - 9 a.m.
Friday, July 24: No Testing

If you go to this testing clinic, please abide by the posted traffic instructions and do not block driveways. If you are advised by traffic control or clinic staff that you will not be tested that day due to the length of the waiting line, please leave and come back another day or go to another Test Iowa site in another community.

Any Iowan who would like to be tested for COVID-19 at these locations must first complete the Test Iowa assessment at They will then be provided an identification number, which is required to be tested. To take an assessment or request a test, visit

Residents without internet access or who need assistance completing the assessment should contact the Dubuque Visiting Nurses Association (VNA) for assistance at 563.556.6200.

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