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Posted on: December 18, 2020

[ARCHIVED] Local COVID-19 Update, December 18, 2020

Dubuque County: 38 New Cases, 145 Recoveries, and No New Deaths.
Iowa: 1,906 New Cases, 3,846 Recoveries, and No New Deaths.

Dubuque County: 38 New Cases, 145 Recoveries, and No New Deaths.

Iowa: 1,906 New Cases, 3,846 Recoveries, and No New Deaths.


Video Update: Let's Not Undo Our Progress

Yesterday's video update from the Dubuque County Public Health Incident Management Team can be seen at https://youtu.be/AsiEqk7pZpI  It includes information on:

  • New local and statewide cases and positivity rates 
  • The first vaccinations of local healthcare providers
  • Vaccine availability for health care providers
  • Gov. Reynolds' new proclamation and related changes
  • Continued risks even with masks and social distancing
  • Tips on shopping safely and the risk levels for gatherings in Dubuque County (https://covid19risk.biosci.gatech.edu/)


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


Dubuque County:

  • 38 new cases.
  • Total confirmed cases to date = 10,186

Iowa:

  • 1,966 new cases.
  • Total confirmed cases to date = 264,123

Cases per Capita 12-18 (JPG)

ACTIVE CASES

  • Dubuque County: 1,466 active cases (107 less than yesterday)


DEATHS
Dubuque County:

  • No new deaths.
  • Total deaths related to COVID to date = 129 
  • Underlying Cause Deaths = 122, Contributing Factor Deaths = 7

Iowa:

  • No new deaths.
  • Total deaths related to COVID to date = 3,451
  • Underlying Cause Deaths = 3,169, Contributing Factor Deaths = 282


HOSPITALIZATIONS

  • Dubuque County Residents Hospitalized =  27 as of Dec. 17. (3 more than Dec. 15)
  • Iowans Currently Hospitalized = 701 (45 less than yesterday.)

Dubuque County Resident COVID-19 Hospitalizations Dec 4-Dec 18 (JPG)


TESTING

Dubuque County:

  • 127 more individuals tested.
  • Total individuals tested to date = 46,581
  • Total tests to date = 111,135

Iowa:

  • 5,490 more individuals tested.
  • Total individuals tested to date = 1,305,968
  • Total tests to date = 2,834,125

PERCENT POSITIVE CASES
Dubuque County:

  • Past 14-day average = 11.2%
  • Past 7-day average = 7.9%

Iowa:

  • Past 14-day average = 13.5%
  • Past 7-day average = 10.4%


RECOVERIES 
Dubuque County:

  • New recoveries = 145 
  • Total number of recoveries = 8,591

Iowa: 

  • New recoveries = 3,846 
  • Total number of recoveries = 208,689


LONG-TERM CARE FACILITY OUTBREAKS

Dubuque County:
 5 long-term care facility outbreaks (same as yesterday) with 97 positive cases (1 more than yesterday), 20 new positive cases in the last 14 days, and 50 recoveries (5 more than yesterday):

  • Bethany Home, Dubuque (5 positive cases, 0 in the last 14 days, and 2 recoveries)
  • Hawkeye Care Center, Asbury (22 positive cases, 10 in the last 14 days, and 9 recoveries)
  • ManorCare Health Services, Dubuque (23 positive cases, 2 in the last 14 days, and 15 recoveries)
  • Shady Rest Care Center, Cascade (23 positive cases, 0 in the last 14 days, and 15 recoveries)
  • Stonehill Care Center, Dubuque (24 positive cases, 8 in the last 14 days, and 9 recoveries)

Iowa:
 141 outbreaks (5 less than yesterday) with 5,688 positive cases, 2,977 recoveries, and 1,135 deaths to date. 

 

General Guidelines (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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