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May 5, 2020 5:42 PM

May 5: 408 New Cases and 19 Deaths in Iowa, Four More Cases in Dubuque County

The Iowa Department of Public Health (IDPH) was notified of 408 additional positive cases of COVID-19 in Iowa, including 4 additional cases in Dubuque County.

Iowa now has a total of 10,011 positive cases and Dubuque County has 156.

19 additional deaths were reported today for Iowa, bringing the state total to 207.

As of May 3, 16 Dubuque County residents are currently hospitalized due to COVID-19. Statewide, 389 Iowans are hospitalized.

26 Dubuque County residents who tested positive are recovering or have recovered. Statewide, 3,572 Iowans are recovering or have recovered.

1,653 Dubuque County residents have been tested to date, with 1,497 of those test results being negative for an 9.4% positive testing rate. 60,569 tests have been conducted statewide and 50,458 were negative for a 16.5% positive testing rate.

For up-to-date information on COVID-19, including an interactive map with county, regional, and long-term care outbreak information, visit For COVID-19 information specific to Dubuque County, visit

Dubuque County COVID-19 Video Update
Today’s video update from the Dubuque County Public Health Incident Management Team includes a summary of today’s numbers for Dubuque County and Iowa, details on Dubuque’s targeted testing program, and reminders to complete the Test Iowa assessment and the importance of staying home as much as you can and wearing a mask when you can’t. Watch the video at

May 6 County Board of Supervisors & Board of Health Meeting
The Dubuque County Board of Supervisors and the Dubuque County Board of Health will hold a joint meeting at 10 a.m. on Wednesday, May 6, and will receive a COVID-19 update from the County Emergency Response Team. Meeting details available here. Watch the meeting here.

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