Friday, March 27, Update
2 More Cases in Dubuque County, 56 More Cases and 2 More Deaths in Iowa
The Iowa Department of Public Health (IDPH) has been notified of 56 additional positive cases of Iowans with COVID-19, including two in Dubuque County, for a total of 235 positive cases in Iowa. There have been 8 positive cases confirmed in Dubuque County.
There has been a total of 3,740 negative tests to date, which includes testing reported by the State Hygienic Lab and other labs. According to IDPH, two Iowans with COVID-19 passed away last night, one elderly adult (81+ years) from Poweshiek County and one older adult (61-80 years) from Allamakee County. This brings the total COVID-19 deaths in Iowa to three. For the full announcement, visit: https://governor.iowa.gov/press-release/additional-covid-19-cases-in-iowa-2-additional-deaths-confirmed-reynolds-holds-press
‘COVID-19 in Iowa’ Website
The Iowa Governor’s Office recently launched a new website with additional details on COVID-19 in Iowa including the current status of cases in Iowa, hospitalization and recovery data, maps, FAQs, and resources about the coronavirus response in Iowa. Visit the COVID-19 in Iowa site at https://coronavirus.iowa.gov/
Certified nursing assistants (CNA) interested in assisting acute or long-term care facilities that may become overwhelmed during the COVID-19 response due to loss of staff because of illness, are asked to register on i-SERVE. For more information, please visit https://dia.iowa.gov/about/novel-coronavirus-covid-19
Expanded Hours for Dubuque VNA Call Center
The Dubuque Visiting Nurse Association (VNA) is expanding the hours of its call center. In addition to 8 a.m. to 6 p.m., Monday through Friday, staff will answer calls/messages on Saturdays and Sundays between 8 a.m. and 6 p.m. To access this service, please call 563.556.6200.
March 27 Dubuque County Public Health COVID-19 Video Update
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Randy Gehl, Public Information Officer