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Posted on: August 12, 2020

[ARCHIVED] Local COVID-19 Update, August 12, 2020

22 New Cases in Dubuque County, 499 New Cases and 12 Deaths Statewide

22 New Cases in Dubuque County, 499 New Cases and 12 Deaths Statewide  

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


  • Dubuque County: 22 new cases. Total confirmed cases to date = 1,714
  • Iowa: 499 new cases. Total confirmed cases to date = 49,702

Positive COVID-19 Cases by Age Group - June 26, July 10, August 12 (JPEG)

COVID-19 New Cases 14-day Trendline 08-12-2020 (JPEG)


  • Dubuque County: No additional deaths. Total deaths to date = 31
  • Iowa: 12 additional deaths. Total deaths to date = 949


Dubuque County:

  • 157 more individuals tested. Total residents tested to date = 21,071
  • Test Positivity Rate: Yesterday = 9.9% , 14-day average = 10.5%, average to date = 8.1% 
  • 4,584 more individuals tested. Total Iowa residents tested to date = 530,419
  •  Test Positivity Rate: Yesterday = 8%, 14-day average = 7.4%,  average to date = 9.4% 

* 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 = 14 as of Aug. 10, up 4 from Aug. 9.
  • Iowa*: Currently hospitalized = 243. Change from yesterday = -1*

*NOTE: Due to severe weather conditions on August 10, 2020, some Iowans being treated for COVID-19 in a long-term care facility or at home may be transferred to a hospital or other health care facility for temporary treatment due to damage to their place of residence. This may cause hospitalization data or other data on the site to fluctuate in the short term.


  • Dubuque County: New recoveries = 33. Total number of recoveries = 1,106
  •  Iowa: New recoveries = 566. Total number of recoveries = 38,548

* 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: 28 outbreaks (three more than yesterday)

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

Free Local Testing Opportunities

 The Dubuque Test Iowa Clinic, operated by Epic Health and Wellness, continues to offer free COVID-19 testing for any Iowan. To be tested at this location, you must first take the Test Iowa assessment at All testing at this location is by appointment, Monday through Thursday. After taking the assessment, appointments can be made by calling 563.583.6595 or scheduled online.

Hartig Drug Company pharmacies and Union Family Pharmacy are also offering free COVID-19 test collection, also by appointment, in Dubuque. This free COVID-19 test collection program is not affiliated with Test Iowa and is implemented in collaboration with the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) and eTrueNorth, a laboratory services company focused on enhancing pharmacies’ access to diagnostic laboratory testing.

Test collection sites for this program can be found at The online portal helps patients make test collection appointments. Any individual, regardless of their state of residence, is eligible to test, even if they are not experiencing COVID-19 symptoms.

Please note that advance registration is required and test collection schedules vary by site. To register, or for more information, visit

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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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