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Posted on: September 20, 2020

[ARCHIVED] Local COVID-19 Update, September 20, 2020

85 New Cases in Dubuque County, 874 New Cases and One Death Statewide

85 New Cases in Dubuque County, 874 New Cases and One Death Statewide

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


  • Dubuque County: 85 new cases.Total confirmed cases to date = 2,773
  • Iowa: 874 new cases. Total confirmed cases to date = 80,010


  • Dubuque County: No additional deaths. Total deaths to date = 40
  • Iowa: 1 additional deaths. Total deaths to date = 1,265

14-Day COVID-19 Trendline New Cases 09-20-2020 (JPEG)

14-Day Trendline COVID-19 Testing 09-20-2020 (JPEG)

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

Dubuque County:

  • 274 more individuals tested. Total residents tested to date = 27,903
  • Dubuque County Test Positivity Rate: 14-day average = 14.3%, average to date = 9.9%.


  • 5,787 more individuals tested. Total Iowa residents tested to date = 737,980
  • Iowa Test Positivity Rate: 14-day average = 8.7%, average to date = 10.8%


  • Dubuque County: Hospitalized = 16 as of Sept. 16. Same as Sept. 15.
  • Iowa: Currently hospitalized = 269. (13 fewer than yesterday.)


  • Dubuque County: New recoveries = 5. Total number of recoveries = 1,883
  • Iowa: New recoveries = 746. Total number of recoveries = 57,237


  • Dubuque County: One long-term care facility outbreak at Sunnycrest Manor (7 positive cases, 1 recovery).
  • Iowa: 39 outbreaks (same as reported yesterday)

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Know the Symptoms of COVID-19

People with COVID-19 have had a wide range of symptoms reported – ranging from mild symptoms to severe illness. Symptoms may appear 2-14 days after exposure to the virus. People with these symptoms may have COVID-19:

  • Fever or chills
  • Cough
  • Shortness of breath or difficulty breathing
  • Fatigue
  • Muscle or body aches
  • Headache
  • New loss of taste or smell
  • Sore throat
  • Congestion or runny nose
  • Nausea or vomiting
  • Diarrhea


Know When to Get Tested for COVID-19

According to the CDC, here’s who should get tested for COVID-19:

  • People who have symptoms of COVID-19
  • People who have had close contact (within 6 feet of an infected person for at least 15 minutes) with someone with confirmed COVID-19
  • People who have been asked or referred to get testing by their healthcare provider, local or state health department.

 If you do get tested, you should self-quarantine/isolate at home pending test results and follow the advice of your health care provider or a public health professional.

To get tested, contact your healthcare provider or consider free, local testing options at

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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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