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Posted on: December 15, 2020

[ARCHIVED] Local COVID-19 Update, December 15, 2020

Dubuque County: 29 New Cases, 202 Recoveries, and 1 Death. 1,748 Active Cases.
Iowa: 1,364 New Cases, 5,926 Recoveries, and 67 Deaths.

Dubuque County: 29 New Cases, 202 Recoveries, and 1 Death.  1,748 Active Cases.

Iowa: 1,364 New Cases, 5,926 Recoveries, and 67 Deaths.


Dec. 14 Video Update

The Dec. 14 video update from the Dubuque County Public Health Incident Management Team is available at https://youtu.be/oMR8Acvbyjw  This update includes:

  • a reminder to stay vigilant even though local COVID numbers are stable
  • a review of the record-high number of new cases and deaths nationwide
  • info on the timeline for vaccine availability
  • a summary of vaccine types and vaccine safety

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


POSITIVE CASES

Dubuque County:

  • 29 new cases.
  • Total confirmed cases to date = 10,037

Iowa:

  • 1,364 new cases.
  • Total confirmed cases to date = 258,283
  • Total confirmed cases to date = 256,919

14-Day COVID-19 Trendline New Cases 12-15 (JPG)

Epi Curve Mar 15-Dec 15 (JPG)

ACTIVE CASES 

  • Dubuque County: 1,748 active cases (174 less than yesterday)

DEATHS

Dubuque County:

  • 1 new death.
  • Total deaths related to COVID to date = 126 
  • Underlying Cause Deaths = 119, Contributing Factor Deaths = 7

Iowa:

  • 67 new deaths.
  • Total deaths related to COVID to date = 3,340
  • Underlying Cause Deaths = 3,064, Contributing Factor Deaths = 276


HOSPITALIZATIONS

  • Dubuque County Residents Hospitalized =  22 as of Dec. 13. (3 less than Dec. 12)
  • Iowans Currently Hospitalized = 798 (34 more than yesterday.) 


TESTING

Dubuque County:

  • 62 more individuals tested.
  • Total individuals tested to date = 46,130
  • Total tests to date = 108,560

Iowa:

  • 3,983 more individuals tested.
  • Total individuals tested to date = 1,288,901
  • Total tests to date = 2,756,712

14-Day Trendline COVID-19 Testing 12-15 (JPG)

PERCENT POSITIVE CASES


Dubuque County:

  • Past 14-day average = 12.0%
  • Past 7-day average = 8.1%

Iowa:

  • Past 14-day average = 14.2%
  • Past 7-day average = 10.4%


RECOVERIES 

Dubuque County:

  • New recoveries = 202 
  • Total number of recoveries = 8,163

Iowa:

  • New recoveries = 5,926 
  • Total number of recoveries = 196,147


LONG-TERM CARE FACILITY OUTBREAKS

Dubuque County:
5 long-term care facility outbreaks (same as yesterday) with 94 positive cases (6 more than yesterday), 19 new positive cases in the last 14 days, and 42 recoveries (7 more than yesterday):

  • Bethany Home, Dubuque (5 positive cases, 0 in the last 14 days, and 2 recoveries)
  • Hawkeye Care Center, Asbury (20 positive cases, 8 in the last 14 days, and 8 recoveries)
  • ManorCare Health Services, Dubuque (22 positive cases, 2 in the last 14 days, and 13 recoveries)
  • Shady Rest Care Center, Cascade (23 positive cases, 0 in the last 14 days, and 10 recoveries)
  • Stonehill Care Center, Dubuque (24 positive cases, 9 in the last 14 days, and 9 recoveries)

Iowa:
139 outbreaks (5 less than yesterday) with 5,551 positive cases, 2,658 recoveries, and 9 recoveries) 


COVID-19 - Rely on Trusted Information (JPG)


 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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