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Posted on: August 7, 2020

[ARCHIVED] Local COVID-19 Update, August 7, 2020

29 New Cases in Dubuque County, 591 New Cases and 6 Deaths Statewide

29 New Cases in Dubuque County, 591 New Cases and 6 Deaths Statewide    

(11 a.m. yesterday to 11 a.m. today): 


  • Dubuque County: 29 new cases. Total confirmed cases to date = 1,636
  • Iowa: 591 new cases. Total confirmed cases to date = 47,728

Dubuque County Epi-Curve 8-07-2020 (JPEG)


  • Dubuque County: No additional deaths. Total deaths to date = 31
  • Iowa: 6 additional deaths. Total deaths to date = 912


Dubuque County:

  • 179 more individuals tested. Total residents tested to date = 20,406
  • Test Positivity Rate: Yesterday = 8.3% , 14-day average = 11%, average to date = 8%


  • 5,480 more individuals tested. Total Iowa residents tested to date = 510,522
  •  Test Positivity Rate: Yesterday = 7.4%, 14-day average = 7.3%,  average to date = 9.3% 

* The positivity rate is the percentage of COVID-19 tests that come back positive. Please note that, due to the time it takes to process test results, the number of new positive cases reported and the number of tests processed that are reported daily may not correspond with the previous day’s positivity rate.


  • Dubuque County: Hospitalized = 19 as of Aug. 5. No change from Aug. 3.
  • Iowa: Currently hospitalized = 223. Change from yesterday = -14


  • Dubuque County: New recoveries = 82. Total number of recoveries = 961
  •  Iowa: New recoveries = 815. Total number of recoveries = 35,475

* A positive COVID-19 patient is considered recovered if it has been at least 10 days since symptoms first appeared, they have gone at least 24 hours with no fever without fever-reducing medication, and symptoms have improved.


  • Dubuque County: 1 outbreak (Luther Manor Grand Meadows, Asbury) with 3 positive cases and one recovery (same as yesterday)
  • Iowa: 26 outbreaks (1 more than as yesterday)

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

Incident Management Team Video Update

Watch the Thursday, Aug. 6, video update from the Dubuque County Public Health Incident Management Team at
The update includes:

  • review of yesterday’s statistics,
  • a summary of the team’s work with Dubuque County schools and educational institutions to prepare for the school year,
  • state enforcement of public health requirements at food establishments and establishments with liquor licenses, and
  • a reminder on local testing options.Hashtag MaskUpDBQCounty (JPEG)

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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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