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Posted on: July 29, 2020

[ARCHIVED] Local COVID-19 Update, July 29, 2020

21 New Cases in Dubuque County, 457 New Cases and Six Deaths Statewide

21 New Cases in Dubuque County, 457 New Cases and Six Deaths Statewide

Positive Cases
Between 11 a.m. yesterday and 11 a.m. today, the IDPH reported 21 new positive cases of COVID-19 in Dubuque County, increasing the total number of confirmed cases in the county to 1,398.

Statewide, 457 additional cases were reported in that same time frame, giving Iowa a total of 43,195 positive casesCase Counts by County July 28, 2020 (JPEG)

.This table from the CDC website is one day behind on case counts but shows that Dubuque County has 3.2% of the positive COVID-19 cases in Iowa, which corresponds to Dubuque County having 3.1% of Iowa’s total population, according to the US Census.

No additional deaths were reported in Dubuque County since 11 a.m. yesterday so the county total remains 26.

Six additional deaths were reported statewide, increasing the state death total at 844.

As of 11 a.m. today, the IDPH website reported that 18,861 Dubuque County residents have been tested, up 193 from yesterday. The county’s overall positive test rate is 7.4 percent and one in five Dubuque County residents has been tested.

463,934 Iowans have been tested, an increase of 5,166 since 11 a.m. yesterday. The state’s overall positive test rate is 9.3 percent and one in seven Iowa residents has been tested.

 Hospitalizations & Recoveries
According to the IDPH, the number of Dubuque County residents reported hospitalized due to COVID-19 as of July 27 was 22, an increase of one from the previous day.

246 Iowans are hospitalized due to COVID-19, a decrease of seven from yesterday.

Statewide, 31,214 Iowans have recovered (706 more than reported yesterday), including 580 Dubuque County residents (50 more than yesterday).

 Long-Term Care Facility Outbreaks
According to the IDPH, there are 21 long-term care facilities in Iowa with COVID-19 outbreaks as of 11 a.m. today, the same as reported yesterday.

There is currently one long-term care facility outbreak in Dubuque County. Luther Manor Grand Meadows in Asbury has three residents who tested positive for COVID-19.

For the most current information on COVID-19, visit For COVID-19 information specific to Dubuque County, visit

Dubuque Test Iowa Clinic Requiring Appointments

A Test Iowa Clinic is being offered at Epic Health & Wellness at 1075 Cedar Cross Road in Dubuque.

To be tested at this location, you must first take the Test Iowa assessment at Appointments must be made for all testing at this location. Testing is available by appointment, Monday through Thursday, by calling call 563-583-6595 after you have taken the Test Iowa assessment.

Any Iowan who would like to be tested for COVID-19 at this location or any other Test Iowa location must first complete the Test Iowa assessment at They will then be provided an identification number, which is required to be tested. To take an assessment or request a test, visit

Call Test Iowa with questions about testing: 515-575-2131 or 844-844-1561 (toll free).
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Media Contact
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.

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