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Posted on: December 19, 2020

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

Dubuque County: 37 New Cases, 1 Recovery, and No New Deaths.
Iowa: 1,862 New Cases, 3,693 Recoveries, and No New Deaths.

Dubuque County: 37 New Cases, 1 Recovery, and No New Deaths.

Iowa: 1,862 New Cases, 3,693 Recoveries, and No New Deaths.


COVID-19 Vaccine Safety

Vaccination of Dubuque County healthcare providers with Pfizer's vaccine began on Thursday.  Yesterday, the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) authorized Moderna's vaccine candidate for emergency use. Before those vaccinations can begin, a CDC vaccine advisory panel -- scheduled to meet today -- must vote to recommend the vaccine, and the agency must accept that recommendation.  

Safety is a top priority while working to make COVID-19 vaccines available. Learn more about how CDC and its partners are ensuring the safety of COVID-19 vaccines at https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/vaccines/safety.html


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


Dubuque County:

  • 37 new cases.
  • Total confirmed cases to date = 10,223

Iowa:

  • 1,862 new cases.
  • Total confirmed cases to date = 265,985
  • Total confirmed cases to date = 264,123

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

ACTIVE CASES

  • Dubuque County: 1,502 active cases (36 more 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 = 679 (22 less than yesterday.) 

TESTING

Dubuque County:

  • 126 more individuals tested.
  • Total individuals tested to date = 46,707
  • Total tests to date = 112,005

Iowa:

  • 5,837 more individuals tested.
  • Total individuals tested to date = 1,311,805
  • Total tests to date = 2,862,094


PERCENT POSITIVE CASES

Dubuque County:

  • Past 14-day average = 11.0%
  • Past 7-day average = 7.1%

Iowa:

  • Past 14-day average = 13.3%
  • Past 7-day average = 10.1%


RECOVERIES 

Dubuque County:

  • New recoveries = 1 
  • Total number of recoveries = 8,592

Iowa: 

  • New recoveries = 3,693 
  • Total number of recoveries = 212,382


LONG-TERM CARE FACILITY OUTBREAKS

Dubuque County:
 5 long-term care facility outbreaks (same as yesterday) with 99 positive cases (2 more than yesterday), 17 new positive cases in the last 14 days, and 55 recoveries (5 more than yesterday):

  • Bethany Home, Dubuque (5 positive cases, 0 in the last 14 days, and 3 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 (25 positive cases, 2 in the last 14 days, and 15 recoveries)
  • Stonehill Care Center, Dubuque (24 positive cases, 5 in the last 14 days, and 11 recoveries)

Iowa:
 142 outbreaks (1 more than yesterday) with 5,748 positive cases, 3,126 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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