Record-high 59 New Cases in Dubuque County, 722 New Cases in Iowa
Between 2 p.m. yesterday and 2 p.m. today, the IDPH reported 59 new positive cases of COVID-19 in Dubuque County, a record-high 24-hour increase that puts the county total at 595. For the state, 722 additional cases were reported in that same time frame giving Iowa a total of 30,132 positive cases.
No additional deaths were reported in Dubuque County so the county total remains at 22. No additional deaths were reported statewide, so the state death total remains 717.
As of 2 p.m. today, the IDPH website reported that 11,125 Dubuque County residents have been tested, up 513 from yesterday, with a positive test rate of 5.3 percent. 317,400 Iowans have been tested, an increase of 7,767 since yesterday, for a positive test rate of 9.5 percent. One in nine Dubuque County residents have been tested and one in 10 Iowa residents have been tested.
Hospitalizations & Recoveries
As of today, 145 Iowans were hospitalized due to COVID-19, four fewer than yesterday. The number of Dubuque County residents hospitalized is five, three more than reported yesterday.
Statewide, 23,942 Iowans have recovered (up 409 from yesterday), including 388 Dubuque County residents (nine more than yesterday).
Long-Term Care Facility Outbreaks
According to the IDPH, as of 2 p.m. today there are 21 long-term care facilities in Iowa with COVID-19 outbreaks, one more than yesterday. There is one long-term care facility outbreak in Dubuque County at Dubuque Specialty Care, which has 51 positive cases and 38 recovered cases (the same as yesterday).
Statewide, IDPH is reporting 565 positive cases at long-term care facilities (17 more than reported yesterday), 421 recovered (five more than reported yesterday), and 381 deaths (one more than reported 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