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Posted on: August 30, 2020

[ARCHIVED] Local COVID-19 Update, August 30, 2020

31 New Cases in Dubuque County Put County Total Over 2,000, State Adds 990 New Cases and Two Deaths

31 New Cases in Dubuque County Put County Total Over 2,000, State Adds 990 New Cases and Two Deaths  

24-HOUR CHANGES & NEW TOTALS  
(11 a.m. yesterday to 11 a.m. today): 

POSITIVE CASES 

  • Dubuque County: 31 new cases. Total confirmed cases to date = 2,024
  • Iowa: 990 new cases. Total confirmed cases to date = 64,102

Total Number COVID-19 Cases in Dubuque County 08-29-2020 (JPEG)

Milestones:
100 cases = April 30
250 cases = May 16
500 cases = June 28
1,000 cases = July 14
 1,500 cases = August 2
2,000 cases = August 30

DEATHS 

  • Dubuque County: No additional deaths. Total deaths to date = 36
  • Iowa: 2 additional deaths. Total deaths to date = 1,110

TESTING & POSITIVITY RATE (As reported by the Iowa Department of Public Health)

Dubuque County:

  • 222 more individuals tested. Total residents tested to date = 23,951
  • Dubuque County Test Positivity Rate: 14-day average = 7.1%, average to date = 8.5%.

Iowa:

  • 5.608 more individuals tested. Total Iowa residents tested to date = 630,442
  • Iowa Test Positivity Rate: 14-day average = 10.8%,  average to date = 10.2%

HOSPITALIZATIONS 

  • Dubuque County: Hospitalized = 7 as of Aug. 28. No change from Aug. 27
  • Iowa: Currently hospitalized = 315. Same as yesterday.

*NOTE: Due to the Aug. 10 derecho, 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.

RECOVERIES

  • Dubuque County: New recoveries = 6. Total number of recoveries = 1,523
  •  Iowa: New recoveries = 131. Total number of recoveries = 46,525

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.

LONG-TERM CARE FACILITY OUTBREAKS

  • Dubuque County: No long-term care facility outbreaks.
  • Iowa: 37 outbreaks same as yesterday) 

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

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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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