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July 23, 2020 11:44 AM

July 23 COVID-19 Update

Between 11 a.m. yesterday and 11 a.m. today, the IDPH reported 38 new positive cases of COVID-19 in Dubuque County, increasing the total number of confirmed cases in the county to 1,277.

Statewide, 716 additional cases were reported in that same time frame, giving Iowa a total of 40,509 positive cases.
No additional deaths were reported in Dubuque County since 11 a.m. yesterday so the county total remains 24.

Seven additional deaths were reported statewide, increasing the state death total to 815.

As of 11 a.m. today, the IDPH website reported that 18,020 Dubuque County residents have been tested, up 56 from yesterday. Yesterday's positive test rate was 8.8 percent and the county's overall positive test rate is 7.1 percent. One in five Dubuque County residents has been tested.

436,734 Iowans have been tested, an increase of 8,826 since 11 a.m. yesterday. Yesterday's positive test rate was 5.7 percent while the state's overall positive test rate is 9.3 percent. One in seven Iowa residents has been tested.

According to the IDPH, the number of Dubuque County residents reported hospitalized due to COVID-19 as of July 21 was 15.

232 Iowans are hospitalized due to COVID-19, an increase of eight from yesterday.

Statewide, 28,863 Iowans have recovered (256 more than reported yesterday), including 485 Dubuque County residents (two more than yesterday).

Long-Term Care Facility Outbreaks
According to the IDPH, there are 20 long-term care facilities in Iowa with COVID-19 outbreaks as of 11 a.m. today, the same as reported yesterday. There are currently 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

Video Update
Yesterday's video update from the Dubuque County Public Health Incident Management Team can be viewed at It includes a review of yesterday's numbers and information on Dubuque County's testing positivity rate, the impact of improper isolation and quarantining, the changing demographics of new cases, and the changes made to the Dubuque Test Iowa Clinic, and more.

Dubuque Test Iowa Clinic
The testing schedule for the Test Iowa Clinic at Epic Health & Wellness at 1075 Cedar Cross Road in Dubuque is :

6 a.m. to 7 a.m. on Mondays, Tuesdays, Wednesdays, and Thursdays

Testing will be limited at this clinic to 100 tests per day. If the site reaches the maximum of 100 tests before 7 a.m., testing will be suspended until the next scheduled day.

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 this location or any other Test Iowa location 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

Call Test Iowa with questions about testing: 515-575-2131 or 844-844-1561 (toll free).

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