How long should you quarantine or isolate?
Today’s video update from the Dubuque County Public Health Incident Management Team includes a review of local and national pandemic numbers, the danger of community spread for the elderly and others, a discussion of the difference between quarantine and isolation, and a detailed explanation of how long to isolate or quarantine, based on multiple scenarios. Watch the video at https://youtu.be/GEZn6HvtNg0
44 New Cases in Dubuque County, 681 New Cases and 3 Deaths in Iowa
Between 2 p.m. yesterday and 2 p.m. today, the Iowa Department of Public Health (IDPH) reported 44 new positive cases of COVID-19 in Dubuque County, increasing the county total to 873. For the state, 681 additional cases were reported in that same time frame giving Iowa a total of 33,836 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 742.
As of 2 p.m. today, the IDPH website reported that 14,495 Dubuque County residents have been tested, up 426 from yesterday, with an overall positive test rate of six percent. 361,512 Iowans have been tested, an increase of 7,275 since yesterday, for a positive test rate of 9.4 percent. One in seven Dubuque County residents have been tested and one in nine Iowa residents have been tested.
Hospitalizations & Recoveries
As of today, 169 Iowans were hospitalized due to COVID-19, one more than yesterday. The number of Dubuque County residents reported hospitalized is four, four fewer than reported yesterday.
Statewide, 25,833 Iowans have recovered (480 fewer than reported yesterday), including 422 Dubuque County residents (24 fewer than yesterday).
Long-Term Care Facility Outbreaks
According to the IDPH, as of 2 p.m. today there are 15 long-term care facilities in Iowa with COVID-19 outbreaks, two less than yesterday. There are no long-term care facility outbreaks in Dubuque County.
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.
Local Test Iowa Site Schedules
Saturday, July 11:
Crescent Community Health Center (Crescent) will partner with Epic Health and Wellness for a Test Iowa site on Saturday, July 11, from 6 a.m. to 10 a.m. Participants are required to take the Test Iowa assessment (www.testiowa.com) and must bring their code to the site. The site will only be open for four hours. In the event of inclement weather, we will reschedule the testing date.
The testing site will be located in the Crescent parking lot located at 1690 Elm Street, Dubuque, Iowa, 52001, between the Crescent building and Eagle Country Market. Please do not park in the Eagle Country Market parking lot or block traffic.
This will be a drive-up site, you should stay in your vehicle with your valid Test Iowa code – one code per person. If you do not have a code, you will not be tested. There will also be a walk-up site, please also have your code readily available.
Do not call Crescent about this event. If you have your TestIowa code, please bring it with you to be tested. You do not need to call in advance.
Enter the testing site by heading east on 19th Street and then behind the Eagle Country Market to the test site. Please drive safely and follow signage or instructions from traffic assistants.
Monday-Thursday, July 13-16:
The Test Iowa Clinic at Epic Health & Wellness at 1075 Cedar Cross Road in Dubuque will continue to offer testing for any Iowa resident until further notice. To avoid the hottest part of the day and minimize traffic congestion, the testing schedule for next week is:
Monday, July 13: 5 a.m. - 9 a.m.
Tuesday, July 14: 5 a.m. - 9 a.m.
Wednesday, July 15: 5 a.m. - 9 a.m.
Thursday, July 16: 5 a.m. - 9 a.m.
Friday, July 17: No Testing
If you go to this testing clinic, please abide by the posted traffic instructions and do not block driveways. If you are advised by traffic control or clinic staff that you will not be tested that day due to the length of the waiting line, please leave and come back another day or go to another Test Iowa site in another community.
Any Iowan who would like to be tested for COVID-19 at these locations 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.
Randy Gehl, Public Information Officer
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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.