Wednesday, June 24, 2020
Test Iowa Clinic Update
A free Test Iowa Clinic is being held in Dubuque through noon on Friday, June 26, at Epic Health and Wellness Clinic, 1075 Cedar Cross Road. Any Iowan who would like to be tested for COVID-19 at this location must first complete the Test Iowa assessment at www.testiowa.com. They will then be provided an identification number, which is required to be tested. To take an assessment or request a test, visit www.testiowa.com. Residents without internet access or who need assistance completing the assessment should contact the Dubuque Visiting Nurses Association (VNA) for assistance at 563.556.6200.
Appointments are not being scheduled but you must complete the assessment and have an Iowa ID and your Test Iowa identification number in order to be tested. Testing at the Epic Health and Wellness site will be conducted from 9 a.m. to 12 p.m. and 3 p.m. to 5 p.m., Monday through Thursday, and from 9 a.m. to 12 p.m. on Friday.
There is no cost to individuals being tested and any Iowan who wants to be tested can be tested if they follow this procedure. A person does not need to be showing any symptoms. For more information, visit www.testiowa.com or call Test Iowa at 515-575-2131 or 844-844-1561 (toll free).
As of 2 p.m. today, Dubuque County residents had completed 20,641 Test Iowa assessments, an increase of 631 since yesterday.
Six New Cases in Dubuque County, 245 New Cases and Three Additional Deaths in Iowa
Between 2 p.m. yesterday and 2 p.m. today, the IDPH reported six new positive cases of COVID-19 in Dubuque County, increasing the county total to 460. For the state, 245 additional cases were reported in that same time frame giving Iowa a total of 26,619 positive cases.
No additional deaths were reported in Dubuque County so the county total remains at 22. Three additional deaths were reported statewide, increasing the state death total to 691.
As of 2 p.m. today, the IDPH website reported that 8,348 Dubuque County residents have been tested, up 431 from yesterday, with a positive test rate of 5.5 percent. 268,735 Iowans have been tested, an increase of 3,660 since yesterday, for a positive test rate of 9.9 percent. One in 12 Dubuque County residents have been tested and one in 12 Iowa residents.
Hospitalizations & Recoveries
As of today, 140 Iowans were hospitalized due to COVID-19, 23 fewer than than yesterday. The number of Dubuque County residents hospitalized is three, up from zero yesterday. Statewide, 16,819 Iowans have recovered (up 273 from yesterday), including 245 Dubuque County residents (one more than yesterday).
Long-Term Care Facility Outbreaks
According to the IDPH, as of 2 p.m. today there are 30 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 24 recovered cases (the same as yesterday). Statewide, IDPH is reporting 895 positive cases at long-term care facilities (five more than reported yesterday), 559 recovered (19 more than reported yesterday), and 356 deaths (no change from yesterday). The number of cases and recovered include both residents and staff.
For the most current information on COVID-19, visit https://coronavirus.iowa.gov. For COVID-19 information specific to Dubuque County, visit www.dubuquecounty.org/COVID19
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This message is from the Dubuque County Public Health Incident Management Team, which includes staff from the from the Dubuque County Health Department, City of Dubuque Health Department, Dubuque County Emergency Management Agency, and the Dubuque Visiting Nurse Association.
Please do not reply to this message. If you would like additional information on this issue, please visit www.dubuquecounty.org/covid19