Tuesday, Jan. 12, 2021
Dubuque County: 33 New Cases, 75 Recoveries, and 4 New Deaths.
Iowa: 1,200 New Cases, 2,604 Recoveries, and 83 New Death.
IDPH Sharing Vaccination Data
The Iowa Department of Public Health (IDPH) yesterday began sharing data on statewide COVID-19 vaccine administration.
Yesterday's report indicates that 3,073 doses were administered to Dubuque County residents, the fifth highest among all Iowa counties. Of those county residents vaccinated, 448 have received their second dose and are considered fully vaccinated -- the fourth highest in the state.
Statewide, 96,686 doses were administered with 91,501 going to Iowa residents. The report indicates 5,652 Iowa residents have received both doses.
IDPH will publish the vaccination update reports each week on Monday, Wednesday, and Friday. Reports will initially be static visualizations, including high-level information on vaccine administration totals, as well as county-level information. The current update and future dashboard will be housed on the existing https://coronavirus.iowa.gov/
website. Yesterday's report is available at https://idph.iowa.gov/Portals/1/userfiles/61/COVID19%20Vaccine%20Administration.pdf
“We are working to bring a more robust and dynamic dashboard of our vaccine progress online in the coming weeks. Iowans can expect to see additional data points that will clearly illustrate the progress we are making in vaccinating Iowans,” said Kelly Garcia, IDPH interim director.
Vaccines are currently being administered to populations in the Phase 1A category; health care personnel and residents and staff in long-term care facilities. In the coming weeks this will expand to further reach Iowans in the next priority groups.
“We know Iowans are eager to learn of the progress we are making in the vaccine effort, and we are committed to sharing information as we work through the stage of vaccinating this initial priority population. Stabilizing our health care system is paramount in our fight against COVID-19,” added Garcia.
As of yesterday, 96,686 vaccines have been administered in the state. Iowa is currently performing amongst the highest in the nation for vaccine administration, when comparing the number of vaccines allocated to vaccines administered. The CDC is tracking state vaccine information at https://covid.cdc.gov/covid-data-tracker/#vaccinations
Vaccines are currently a scarce resource, and until they are widely available to all, it is critical that Iowans continue to practice the mitigation measures that can slow the spread of the COVID-19 virus:
- Wear a mask or face covering
- Practice social distancing with those outside your household
- Clean your hands frequently with soap and water
- Stay home if you feel sick
- Get tested if you have symptoms or are exposed to someone with COVID
Video Update: COVID Considerations for Travel
The Jan. 11 update from the Dubuque County Public Health Incident Management Team includes a review of recent local and national data, trends, and waves. It also includes a discussion of the new strains/variants of COVID-19, an update on vaccination progress in the county and state, and thoughts for those considering travel.