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October 20, 2020 12:24 PM

Oct. 20 COVID-19 Update

(11 a.m. yesterday to 11 a.m. today):

Dubuque County: 36 new cases. Total confirmed cases to date = 4,701
Iowa: 754 new cases. Total confirmed cases to date = 108,334

Dubuque County: No additional deaths. Total deaths to date = 52
Iowa: 13 additional deaths. Total deaths to date = 1,549

Dubuque County:
101 more individuals tested. Total residents tested to date = 34,486
Dubuque County Test Positivity Rate: 14-day average = 14%, average to date = 13.6%.

4,123 more individuals tested. Total Iowa residents tested to date = 905,883
Iowa Test Positivity Rate: 14-day average = 9.5%, average to date = 12%

Dubuque County: Hospitalized = 27 as of Oct. 18. (3 less than Oct. 17.)
Iowa: Currently hospitalized = 501. (5 more than yesterday.)
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Dubuque County: New recoveries = 106. Total number of recoveries = 3,019
Iowa: New recoveries = 1,396. Total number of recoveries = 83,473

Dubuque County: 3 long-term care facility outbreaks:
Luther Manor Communities, Dubuque (7 positive cases, 0 recoveries)
MercyOne Dyersville Senior Care, Dyersville (33 positive cases, 21 recoveries)
Sunnycrest Manor, Dubuque (19 positive cases, 16 recoveries)
Iowa: 65 outbreaks (1 more than yesterday)

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Free, Local COVID-19 Testing Options

Test Iowa Clinics
Two Test Iowa clinics are available in Dubuque County and provide free testing for all Iowa residents:

Epic Health and Wellness: To be tested at this location, you must first take the Test Iowa assessment at All testing at this location is by appointment, Monday through Friday. After taking the assessment, appointments can be made by calling 563.583.6595 or scheduled online at

Grand River Medical Group offers testing at its Respiratory Clinic location (1400 University Ave., Apt. #6). Hours of operation are Mondays – Thursdays, 12 p.m. – 7 p.m. and Fridays 12 p.m. – 5 p.m., by appointment only, scheduled online through the Test Iowa website. After completing the questionnaire at, you will receive a QR code and may request an appointment at a local clinic location. When choosing Grand River Medical Group as the location, you will be asked to schedule your appointment utilizing the online tools. No appointments are scheduled by phone. All appointments will be scheduled as in-clinic appointments. Drive-up testing is not offered at this location.

Other Options
Hartig Drug and Hy-Vee are offering free COVID-19 testing in Dubuque County in collaboration with the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) and eTrueNorth. Details and all test collection sites for this program can be found at The online portal helps patients make test collection appointments. Any individual, regardless of their state of residence, is eligible to test, even if they are not experiencing COVID-19 symptoms. Dubuque County testing locations available through this program include:

Hartig Drug Co. #3, 2255 John F Kennedy Rd , Ste. 16, Dubuque

Hartig Drug Co. #4, 2225 Central Ave, Dubuque

Hartig Drug Co. #8, 1600 University Ave, Dubuque

Hy-Vee Pharmacy #3, 400 S. Locust, Dubuque

Please note that advance registration is required and test collection schedules vary by site. To register, or for more information, visit Tests are sent to an independent, third-party lab for processing and the results available, on average, within less than three days.

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