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Posted on: October 2, 2020

[ARCHIVED] Local COVID-19 Update, October 2, 2020

76 New Cases and One Additional Death in Dubuque County, 1,085 New Cases and 15 Deaths Statewide

75 New Cases in Dubuque County, 1,158 New Cases and 9 Deaths Statewide

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


  • Dubuque County: 75 new cases. Total confirmed cases to date = 3,563 
  • Iowa: 1,158 new cases. Total confirmed cases to date = 90,805

Total Number COVID-19 Cases in Dubuque County 10-2-2020 (JPEG)

14-Day COVID-19 Trendline New Cases 10-02-2020 (JPEG)


  • Dubuque County: No additional deaths. Total deaths to date = 43 
  • Iowa: 9 additional deaths. Total deaths to date = 1,367

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

Dubuque County:

  • 300 more individuals tested. Total residents tested to date = 30,860
  • Dubuque County Test Positivity Rate: 14-day average = 14.7%, average to date = 11.5%.  


  • 6,879 more individuals tested. Total Iowa residents tested to date = 810,877
  • Iowa Test Positivity Rate: 14-day average = 8.7%,  average to date = 11.2%


  • Dubuque County: Hospitalized = 23 as of Sept. 29. (4 more than Sept. 28.) 
  • Iowa: Currently hospitalized = 393.  (14 fewer than yesterday.)


  • Dubuque County: New recoveries = 42. Total number of recoveries = 2,184
  • Iowa: New recoveries = 874. Total number of recoveries = 70,435


  • Dubuque County: Two long-term care facility outbreaks:
    Sunnycrest Manor, Dubuque (16 positive cases, 12 recoveries)
     MercyOne Dyersville Senior Care, Dyersville (13 positive cases, 0 recoveries) 
  • Iowa: 52 outbreaks (same as yesterday) 

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Video Update: Two More Seasons To Go

The Thursday, Oct. 1, video update from the Dubuque County Public Health Incident Management Team can be viewed at  In addition to a review of county and state statistics, this update includes information on:

  • new guidance from the IDPH on quarantining in cases of close contact with a positive COVID-19 case,
  • the rising number of COVID-19 hospitalizations and related forecasts, and
  • fighting pandemic fatigue after six months of the virus.

General Guidelines (JPG)

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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