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Posted on: December 16, 2020

[ARCHIVED] Local COVID-19 Update, December 16, 2020

Dubuque County: 51 New Cases and 160 Recoveries. 1,639 Active Cases.
Iowa: 1,968 New Cases, 4,631 Recoveries, and 14 Deaths.

Dubuque County: 51 New Cases and 160 Recoveries.  1,639 Active Cases.

Iowa: 1,968 New Cases, 4,631 Recoveries, and 14 Deaths.

COVID-19 vaccine in Iowa (JPG)

Vaccinating the entire state will take until mid 2021.
Until then, we must continue social distancing, wearing a mask, and frequently washing hands.

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


POSITIVE CASES
Dubuque County:

  • 51 new cases.
  • Total confirmed cases to date = 10,088

Iowa:

  • 1,968 new cases.
  • Total confirmed cases to date = 260,251

Percentage of new county cases by age group (JPG)

ACTIVE CASES

  • Dubuque County: 1,639 active cases (109 less than yesterday)

DEATHS
Dubuque County:

  • No new deaths.
  • Total deaths related to COVID to date = 126 
  • Underlying Cause Deaths = 119, Contributing Factor Deaths = 7

Iowa:

  • 14 new deaths.
  • Total deaths related to COVID to date = 3,354
  • Underlying Cause Deaths = 3,078, Contributing Factor Deaths = 276


HOSPITALIZATIONS

  • Dubuque County Residents Hospitalized =  22 as of Dec. 14. (same as Dec. 13)
  • Iowans Currently Hospitalized = 776 (21 less than yesterday.) 


TESTING
Dubuque County:

  • 158 more individuals tested.
  • Total individuals tested to date = 46,288
  • Total tests to date = 109,496

Iowa:

  • 5,763 more individuals tested.
  • Total individuals tested to date = 1,294,664

Total tests to date = 2,785,395


PERCENT POSITIVE CASES
Dubuque County:

  • Past 14-day average = 11.8%
  • Past 7-day average = 8.0%

Iowa:

  • Past 14-day average = 13.9%
  • Past 7-day average = 10.5%


RECOVERIES 
Dubuque County:

  • New recoveries = 160 
  • Total number of recoveries = 8,323

Iowa: 

  • New recoveries = 4,631 
  • Total number of recoveries = 200,778


LONG-TERM CARE FACILITY OUTBREAKS

Dubuque County:
 5 long-term care facility outbreaks (same as yesterday) with 95 positive cases (1 more than yesterday), 19 new positive cases in the last 14 days, and 42 recoveries (same as yesterday):

  • Bethany Home, Dubuque (5 positive cases, 0 in the last 14 days, and 2 recoveries)
  • Hawkeye Care Center, Asbury (21 positive cases, 9 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, 8 in the last 14 days, and 9 recoveries)

Iowa:
 141 outbreaks (2 more than yesterday) with 5,635 positive cases, 2,660 recoveries, and 1,134 deaths to date. 

Winter Holidays and COVID-19 (JPG)


Hosting a small celebration?


Have conversations with guests ahead of time to set expectations. Stay safer during the holidays:

  • Wear masks.
  • Improve ventilation by choosing outdoor spaces or opening windows and doors as weather permits.
  • Space seating at least 6 feet apart for people who don’t live together.
  • Limit the number of guests and length of the event.
  • Wash your hands with soap and water for at least 20 seconds

More tips: https://bit.ly/3n6X3x4


 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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