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Posted on: October 26, 2020

[ARCHIVED] Local COVID-19 Update, October 26, 2020

44 New Cases in Dubuque County, 685 New Cases and 3 Deaths Statewide, Record-High Hospitalizations

44 New Cases in Dubuque County, 

685 New Cases and 3 Deaths Statewide,

Record-High Hospitalizations


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

POSITIVE CASES 

  • Dubuque County:  44 new cases. Total confirmed cases to date = 5,200 
  • Iowa: 685 new cases. Total confirmed cases to date = 116,460

COVID-19 Epi-Curve Mar 15 - Oct 26 (JPG)

DEATHS 

  • Dubuque County: No additional deaths. Total deaths to date = 57 
  • Iowa: 3 additional deaths. Total deaths to date = 1,637

TESTING & POSITIVITY RATE
Dubuque County:

  • 129 more individuals tested. Total residents tested to date = 35,790
  • Dubuque County Test Positivity Rate: 14-day average = 15.5%, average to date = 14.5%.  

Iowa:

  • 2,777 more individuals tested. Total Iowa residents tested to date = 939,589
  • Iowa Test Positivity Rate: 14-day average = 10.7%,  average to date = 12.4%

COVID-19 Hospitalizations Aug 26 - Oct 26 2020 (JPG)

HOSPITALIZATIONS 

  • Dubuque County:  Hospitalized =  34* as of Oct. 23. (1 more than Oct. 22.)
    Please note: This number is Dubuque County residents only. COVID-19 patients in Dubuque County hospitals who are NOT Dubuque County residents are not reflected in this number.
  • Iowa: Currently hospitalized = 561* (20 more than yesterday.)
  • For more information, visit https://coronavirus.iowa.gov/pages/rmcc-data
     * = Record high

RECOVERIES 

  • Dubuque County: New recoveries = 22. Total number of recoveries = 3,340
  • Iowa: New recoveries = 292. Total number of recoveries = 88,002

LONG-TERM CARE FACILITY OUTBREAKS 

  • Dubuque County: 3 long-term care facility outbreaks:
    Luther Manor Communities, Dubuque (37 positive cases, 1 recoveries) 
    MercyOne Dyersville Senior Care, Dyersville (35 positive cases, 21 recoveries)
    Sunnycrest Manor, Dubuque (20 positive cases, 17 recoveries)
  • Iowa: 67 outbreaks (same as yesterday)
  • For more details, visit https://coronavirus.iowa.gov/pages/long-term-care

For the most current information on COVID-19, visit https://coronavirus.iowa.gov
For COVID-19 information specific to Dubuque County, visit www.dubuquecountyiowa.gov/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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