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Posted on: December 1, 2020

[ARCHIVED] Local COVID-19 Update, December 1, 2020

Dubuque County: 34 New Cases, 201 Recoveries, and 1 Additional Long-Term Care Outbreak
Iowa: 1,878 New Cases, 5,220 Recoveries, and 24 Deaths

Dubuque County: 34 New Cases, 201 Recoveries, and 1 Additional Long-Term Care Outbreak

Iowa: 1,878 New Cases, 5,220 Recoveries, and 24 Deaths


CDC Information for Adults Age 65-plus (JPG)

Increased Risk of Hospitalization or Death

The risk for severe illness with COVID-19 increases with age, with older adults at highest risk.  Other factors can also increase your risk for severe illness, such as having certain underlying medical conditions.

People at increased risk, and those who live or visit with them, need to take precautions to protect themselves from getting COVID-19. Learn more at https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/need-extra-precautions/older-adults.html

Stay Vigilant

Yesterday's video update includes an explanation of the difference between quarantine and insolation. For this info and more, watch the video at https://youtu.be/7x2sVCbS7sM

QUARANTINE keeps someone who was in close contact with someone who has COVID-19 away from others.  ISOLATION keeps someone who is sick or tested or tested positive for COVID-19 without symptoms away from others, even in their own home.  View instructions for quarantine and isolation.


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

POSITIVE CASES 

  • Dubuque County: 34 new cases. Total confirmed cases to date = 9,276
  • Iowa: 1,878 new cases. Total confirmed cases to date = 230,897

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ACTIVE CASES

  • Dubuque County: 3,066 active cases (167 fewer than yesterday)

DEATHS

  • Dubuque County: No additional deaths. Total deaths to date = 91
  • Iowa: 24 additional deaths. Total deaths to date = 2,427

HOSPITALIZATIONS

  • Dubuque County Residents Hospitalized =  30 as of Nov. 29. (3 fewer than Nov. 28)
  • Iowans Currently Hospitalized = 1,172 (10 more than yesterday.) 

RECOVERIES 

  • Dubuque County: New recoveries = 201. Total number of recoveries = 6,119
  • Iowa: New recoveries = 5,220. Total number of recoveries = 137,431

LONG-TERM CARE FACILITY OUTBREAKS
Dubuque County:  Record High 7 long-term care facility outbreaks (1 more than yesterday) with 139 positive cases (5 more than yesterday), 17 new positive cases in the last 14 days, and 88 recoveries (6 more than yesterday):

  • Bethany Home, Dubuque (4 positive cases, 2 in the last 14 days, and 0 recoveries)
  • Dubuque Specialty Care, Dubuque (7 positive cases, 0 in the last 14 days, and 6 recoveries)
  • Luther Manor Communities, Dubuque (83 positive cases, 0 in the last 14 days, and 66 recoveries)
  • Hawkeye Care Center, Dubuque(5 positive cases, 3 in the last 14 days, and 0 recoveries)
  • ManorCare Health Services, Dubuque (15 positive cases, 1 in the last 14 days, and 9 recoveries)
  • Shady Rest Care Center, Cascade (20 positive cases, 8 in the last 14 days, and 7 recoveries)
  • Stonehill Care Center, Dubuque (5 positive cases, 3 in the last 14 days, and 0 recoveries) 

Iowa: 162 outbreaks (6 more than yesterday) with 4,898 positive cases, 2,195 recoveries, and 1,069 deaths to date. 


TESTING & POSITIVITY RATE (Calculated by IDPH)

Dubuque County:

  • 72 more individuals tested. Total residents tested to date = 44,214
  • Test Positivity Rate: 14-day average = 16.0%, average to date = 21.0%.

Iowa:

  • 4,555 more individuals tested. Total Iowa residents tested to date = 1,215,672
  • Test Positivity Rate: 14-day average = 17.1%, average to date = 19.0%

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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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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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