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July 28, 2020 12:14 PM

July 28 COVID-19 Update

Positive Cases
Between 11 a.m. yesterday and 11 a.m. today, the IDPH reported 14 new positive cases of COVID-19 in Dubuque County, increasing the total number of confirmed cases in the county to 1,377.

Statewide, 253 additional cases were reported in that same time frame, giving Iowa a total of 42,738 positive cases. Deaths

No additional deaths were reported in Dubuque County since 11 a.m. yesterday so the county total remains 26.

Nine additional deaths were reported statewide, increasing the state death total at 838.

As of 11 a.m. today, the IDPH website reported that 18,668 Dubuque County residents have been tested, up 152 from yesterday. The county's overall positive test rate is 7.4 percent and one in five Dubuque County residents has been tested.

458,788 Iowans have been tested, an increase of 3,048 since 11 a.m. yesterday. The state's overall positive test rate is 9.3 percent and one in seven Iowa residents has been tested.

Hospitalizations & Recoveries
According to the IDPH, the number of Dubuque County residents reported hospitalized due to COVID-19 as of July 26 was 21, a decrease of one from the previous day.

253 Iowans are hospitalized due to COVID-19, an increase of 12 from yesterday.
Statewide, 30,508 Iowans have recovered (743 more than reported yesterday), including 530 Dubuque County residents (28 more than yesterday).

Long-Term Care Facility Outbreaks
According to the IDPH, there are 21 long-term care facilities in Iowa with COVID-19 outbreaks as of 11 a.m. today, one less than reported yesterday.

There is currently one long-term care facility outbreak in Dubuque County. Luther Manor Grand Meadows in Asbury has three residents who tested positive for COVID-19.

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

Public Health Incident Management Team Update
Watch yesterday's video update from the Dubuque County Public Health Incident Management Team at

Dubuque Test Iowa Clinic Schedule
A Test Iowa Clinic is being offered at Epic Health & Wellness at 1075 Cedar Cross Road in Dubuque.

To be tested at this location, you must first take the Test Iowa assessment at Drive-up testing, without an appointment, will be available from 6 a.m. to 7 a.m. on Wednesday, July 29. Testing is also available by appointment, Monday through Thursday, by calling call 563-583-6595 to make an appointment. All testing at this clinic will be by appointment after Wednesday, July 29.

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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