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September 8, 2020 11:50 AM

Sept. 8 COVID-19 Update

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

Dubuque County: 18 new cases. Total confirmed cases to date = 2,211
Iowa: 348 new cases. Total confirmed cases to date = 70,723

Dubuque County: No additional deaths. Total deaths to date = 36
Iowa: 7 additional deaths. Total deaths to date = 1,174

TESTING & POSITIVITY RATE (As reported by the Iowa Department of Public Health)

Dubuque County:
100 more individuals tested.
Total residents tested to date = 25,527
Dubuque County Test Positivity Rate:
14-day average = 9.1%,
average to date = 8.7%.

2,566 more individuals tested.
Total Iowa residents tested to date = 673,619
Iowa Test Positivity Rate:
14-day average = 10.5%,
average to date = 10.5%

Dubuque County: Hospitalized = 7 as of Sept. 5.
Iowa: Currently hospitalized = 326. 15 more than yesterday.

Dubuque County: New recoveries = 28. Total number of recoveries = 1,710
Iowa: New recoveries = 513. Total number of recoveries = 50,386

A positive COVID-19 patient is considered recovered if it has been at least 10 days since symptoms first appeared, they have gone at least 24 hours with no fever without fever-reducing medication, and symptoms have improved.

Dubuque County: No long-term care facility outbreaks.
Iowa: 26 outbreaks (Three fewer than reported yesterday)

For the most current information on COVID-19, visit

For COVID-19 information specific to Dubuque County, visit

Free Local Testing Opportunities
The Dubuque Test Iowa Clinic, operated by Epic Health and Wellness, continues to offer free COVID-19 testing for any Iowan. 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 Thursday. After taking the assessment, appointments can be made by calling 563.583.6595 or scheduled online.

Hartig Drug Company pharmacies and Union Family Pharmacy are also offering free COVID-19 test collection, also by appointment, in Dubuque. This free COVID-19 test collection program is not affiliated with Test Iowa and is implemented in collaboration with the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) and eTrueNorth, a laboratory services company focused on enhancing pharmacies’ access to diagnostic laboratory testing.

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.

Please note that advance registration is required and test collection schedules vary by site. To register, or for more information, visit

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