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Posted on: December 12, 2020

[ARCHIVED] Local COVID-19 Update, December 12, 2020

Dubuque County: 60 New Cases and 127 Recoveries. 1,922 Active Cases.
Iowa: 1,920 New Cases, 4,430 Recoveries, and 15 Deaths.

Dubuque County: 60 New Cases and 127 Recoveries. 1,922 Active Cases.

Iowa: 1,920 New Cases, 4,430 Recoveries, and 15 Deaths.


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Everyone Can Make Winter Holiday Celebrations Safer

The safest way to celebrate winter holidays is to celebrate at home with the people you live with. Staying home is the best way to protect yourself and others.

Travel and gatherings with family and friends who do not live with you can increase your chances of getting or spreading COVID-19 or the flu.

For tips on how to make winter holiday celebrations safer, visit https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/daily-life-coping/holidays/winter.html


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

Dubuque County:

  • 60 new cases.
  • Total confirmed cases to date = 9,940

Iowa:

  • 1,920 new cases.
  • Total confirmed cases to date = 255,009


14-Day COVID-19 Trendline New Cases 12-12 (JPG)

Active Cases in Dubuque County Nov 12-Dec 12 (JPG)

ACTIVE CASES

  • Dubuque County: 1,922 active cases (67 fewer than yesterday)

DEATHS

Dubuque County

  • No new deaths.
  • Total deaths related to COVID to date = 123 
  • Underlying Cause Deaths = 116, Contributing Factor Deaths = 7

Iowa

  • 15 new deaths.
  • Total deaths related to COVID to date = 3,212
  • Underlying Cause Deaths = 2,945, Contributing Factor Deaths = 267


HOSPITALIZATIONS

  • Dubuque County Residents Hospitalized =  30 as of Dec. 9. (4 less than Dec. 8)
  • Iowans Currently Hospitalized = 820 (13 fewer than yesterday.) 


TESTING

Dubuque County

  • 143 more individuals tested.
  • Total individuals tested to date = 45,855
  • Total tests to date = 107,062

Iowa

  • 5,264 more individuals tested.
  • Total individuals tested to date = 1,278,952
  • Total tests to date = 2,717,336


PERCENT POSITIVE CASES

Dubuque County

  • Past 14-day average = 13.0%
  • Past 7-day average = 9.1%

Iowa

  • Past 14-day average = 15.4%
  • Past 7-day average = 11.1%


RECOVERIES 


Dubuque County:

  • New recoveries = 127 
  • Total number of recoveries = 7,895

Iowa: 

  • New recoveries = 4,430 
  • Total number of recoveries = 187,642


LONG-TERM CARE FACILITY OUTBREAKS

Dubuque County:
5 long-term care facility outbreaks (1 more than yesterday) with 87 positive cases (15 more than yesterday), 16 new positive cases in the last 14 days, and 34 recoveries (8 more than yesterday):

  • Bethany Home, Dubuque (5 positive cases, 0 in the last 14 days, and 0 recoveries)
  • Hawkeye Care Center, Asbury (15 positive cases, 3 in the last 14 days, and 8 recoveries)
  • ManorCare Health Services, Dubuque (22 positive cases, 5 in the last 14 days, and 12 recoveries)
  • Shady Rest Care Center, Cascade (22 positive cases, 0 in the last 14 days, and 7 recoveries)
  • Stonehill Care Center, Dubuque (23 positive cases, 8 in the last 14 days, and 7 recoveries)

Iowa:
146 outbreaks (5 more than yesterday) with 5,859 positive cases, 2,792 recoveries, and 1,131 deaths to date. 

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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

Media Contact
Randy Gehl, Public Information Officer
Email Randy Gehl
563-589-4151

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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