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July 4, 2020 2:57 PM

July 4 COVID-19 Update

59 New Cases in Dubuque County, 509 New Cases and One Death in Iowa

Positive Cases
Between 2 p.m. yesterday and 2 p.m. today, the Iowa Department of Public Health (IDPH) reported 59 new positive cases of COVID-19 in Dubuque County, increasing the county total to 676. For the state, 509 additional cases were reported in that same time frame giving Iowa a total of 30,938 positive cases.


No additional deaths were reported in Dubuque County so the county total remains at 22. One additional death was reported statewide, increasing the state death total to 721.

As of 2 p.m. today, the IDPH website reported that 11,918 Dubuque County residents have been tested, up 443 from yesterday, with an overall positive test rate of 5.7 percent. 328,128 Iowans have been tested, an increase of 6,170 since yesterday, for a positive test rate of 9.4 percent. One in eight Dubuque County residents have been tested and one in 10 Iowa residents have been tested.

Hospitalizations & Recoveries
As of today, 134 Iowans were hospitalized due to COVID-19, 12 fewer than yesterday. The number of Dubuque County residents reported hospitalized is five, the same as reported yesterday.

Statewide, 24,585 Iowans have recovered (up 256 from yesterday), including 398 Dubuque County residents (six more than yesterday).

Long-Term Care Facility Outbreaks
According to the IDPH, as of 2 p.m. today there are 20 long-term care facilities in Iowa with COVID-19 outbreaks, the same as yesterday. There is one long-term care facility outbreak in Dubuque County at Dubuque Specialty Care, which has 51 positive cases and 38 recovered cases (the same as yesterday).

Statewide, IDPH is reporting 545 positive cases at long-term care facilities (five more than reported yesterday), 410 recovered (three more than reported yesterday), and 381 deaths (the same as reported yesterday). The number of cases and recovered include both residents and staff.

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