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Posted on: November 21, 2020

[ARCHIVED] Local COVID-19 Update, November 21, 2020

Dubuque County: 88 New Cases, 73 Recoveries, and Record-High Hospitalizations. 3,301 Active Cases.

Iowa: 3,626 New Cases, 1,442 Recoveries, 32 Deaths, and More Long-Term Care Facility Outbreaks

Dubuque County: 88 New Cases, 73 Recoveries, and Record-High Hospitalizations. 3,301 Active Cases. 

Iowa: 3,626 New Cases, 1,442 Recoveries, 32 Deaths, and More Long-Term Care Facility Outbreaks


Community Spread Increasing in Dubuque County: We Know What to Do, Now Let's Do It

Watch the Nov. 19 update video from the Dubuque County Public Health Incident Management Team at https://youtu.be/AjZ_7Wl3Ttc  This update includes information on:

  • Timelines on rising hospitalizations and deaths in Dubuque County
  • "Days to Double" estimate = 8,000+ new cases in Dubuque County by Dec. 31
  • Cautions and guidelines for holiday gatherings and socializing
  • Governor Reynolds new emergency proclamations 
  • Test site schedules for next week

COVID-19 Exposure Risk Assessment

A COVID-19 Risk Assessment Planning Tool Developed by researchers at the Georgia Institute of Technology and Stanford University estimates the following chances of exposure to COVID-19 for gatherings in Dubuque County:

  • 50 people = 98%
  • 25 people = 85%
  • 15 people = 68 %
  • 10 people = 53%

Explore the tool at https://covid19risk.biosci.gatech.edu/
COVID-19 Risk Assessment Planning Tool (JPG)

Click here to use the COVID-19 Risk Assessment Planning Tool.

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

POSITIVE CASES 

  • Dubuque County: 88 new cases. Total confirmed cases to date = 8,498
  • Iowa: 3,626 new cases. Total confirmed cases to date = 206,659

COVID-19 Cases by Age Group Mar 16-Nov 19 (JPG)

ACTIVE CASES

  • Dubuque County: 3,301 active cases (15 more than yesterday)

DEATHS

  • Dubuque County: No additional deaths. Total deaths to date = 89
  • Iowa: 32 additional deaths. Total deaths to date = 2,159

HOSPITALIZATIONS

  • Dubuque County Residents Hospitalized =  59* as of Nov. 20. (8 more than Nov. 18.)

Iowans Currently hospitalized = 1,416 (31 less than yesterday.)

 * Ties Record High

Dubuque County Resident COVID-19 Hospitalizations Nov 8-Nov 21 (JPG)

RECOVERIES 

  • Dubuque County: New recoveries = 73. Total number of recoveries = 5,108
  • Iowa: New recoveries = 1,442. Total number of recoveries = 115,734

LONG-TERM CARE FACILITY OUTBREAKS
Dubuque County:  4 long-term care facility outbreaks (same as yesterday) with 177 positive cases (1 more than yesterday), 10 new positive cases in the last 14 days, and 87 recoveries (same as yesterday):

  • Dubuque Specialty Care, Dubuque (70 positive cases, 7 in the last 14 days, and 41 recoveries)
  • Luther Manor Communities, Dubuque (82 positive cases, 0 new positive cases in the last 14 days, and 38 recoveries)
  • ManorCare Health Services, Dubuque (13 positive cases, 0 new positive cases in the last 14 days, and 5 recoveries)
  • Shady Rest Care Center, Cascade (12 positive cases, 3 new positive cases in the last 14 days, and 3 recoveries) 

Iowa: 121* outbreaks (4 more than yesterday) with 4,397 positive cases, 1,904 recoveries, and 993 deaths to date.
* Record High

TESTING & POSITIVITY RATE (Calculated by IDPH)

Dubuque County:

  • 266 more individuals tested. Total residents tested to date = 42,310
  • Test Positivity Rate: 14-day average = 20.9%, average to date = 20.1%.

Iowa:

  • 9,141 more individuals tested. Total Iowa residents tested to date = 1,153,812
  • Test Positivity Rate: 14-day average = 21.2%, average to date = 17.9%

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

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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