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Posted on: December 24, 2020

[ARCHIVED] Local COVID-19 Update, December 24, 2020

Dubuque County: 40 New Cases, 62 Recoveries, and No New New Deaths.
Iowa: 1,424 New Cases, 2,753 Recoveries, and 71 New Deaths.

Dubuque County: 40 New Cases, 62 Recoveries, and No New New Deaths.

Iowa: 1,424 New Cases, 2,753 Recoveries, and 71 New Deaths..


US Reaches 1 Million COVID-19 Vaccinations

Yesterday, the United States achieved an early but important milestone in bringing this unprecedented pandemic to an end. More than 1 million people have received their first dose of COVID-19 vaccine in the past 10 days. With cases of COVID-19 continuing to surge nationwide, this achievement comes at a critical time and will help to protect those on the front lines and those at high risk for severe illness.

Until every person in the United States is able to get a COVID-19 vaccine, continue to wear a mask, keep at least 6 feet between yourself and others, avoid crowds, and wash your hands often. Learn more about who should get vaccinated first while supplies are limited: https://bit.ly/3mrAhik.

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


POSITIVE CASES

Dubuque County:

  • 40 new cases.
  • Total confirmed cases to date = 10,367

Iowa:

  • 1,424 new cases.
  • Total confirmed cases to date = 272,446

ACTIVE CASES

  • Dubuque County: 1,147 active cases (22 less than yesterday)

Active Cases in Dubuque County Nov 24-Dec 24 (JPG)

DEATHS

Dubuque County:

  • No new deaths.
  • Total deaths related to COVID to date = 135 
  • Underlying Cause Deaths = 127, Contributing Factor Deaths = 8

Iowa:

  • 71 new deaths.
  • Total deaths related to COVID to date = 3,739
  • Underlying Cause Deaths = 3,433, Contributing Factor Deaths = 306


HOSPITALIZATIONS

  • Dubuque County Residents Hospitalized =  22 as of Dec. 21. (same as Dec. 20)
  • Iowans Currently Hospitalized = 625 (19 less than yesterday.) 


TESTING
Dubuque County:

  • 156 more individuals tested.
  • Total individuals tested to date = 47,625
  • Total tests to date = 116,572

Iowa:

  • 4,591 more individuals tested.
  • Total individuals tested to date = 1,332,943
  • Total tests to date = 2,961,677

PERCENT POSITIVE CASES

Dubuque County:

  • Past 14-day average = 9.5%
  • Past 7-day average = 6.4%

Iowa:

  • Past 14-day average = 12.4%
  • Past 7-day average = 9.5%


RECOVERIES 

Dubuque County:

  • New recoveries = 62 
  • Total number of recoveries = 9,085

Iowa: 

  • New recoveries = 2,753 
  • Total number of recoveries = 224,821


LONG-TERM CARE FACILITY OUTBREAKS

Dubuque County:
4 long-term care facility outbreaks (1 less than yesterday) with 93 positive cases (8 less than yesterday), 31 new positive cases in the last 14 days, and 42 recoveries (21 less than yesterday):

  • Ennoble Nursing & Rehabilitation, Dubuque (8 positive cases, 8 in the last 14 days, and 0 recoveries)
  • Hawkeye Care Center, Asbury (38 positive cases, 22 in the last 14 days, and 12 recoveries)
  • ManorCare Health Services, Dubuque (23 positive cases, 0 in the last 14 days, and 15 recoveries)
  • Stonehill Care Center, Dubuque (24 positive cases, 1 in the last 14 days, and 15 recoveries)

Iowa:
 127 long-term care facility outbreaks (1 less than yesterday) with 5,204 positive cases, 3,071 recoveries, and 1,137 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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