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Posted on: January 8, 2021

Local COVID-19 Update, January 8, 2021

Dubuque County: 84 New Cases, 42 Recoveries, and No New Deaths.
Iowa: 2,057 New Cases, 1,829 Recoveries, and 59 New Deaths.

Dubuque County: 84 New Cases, 42 Recoveries, and No New Deaths.

Iowa: 2,057 New Cases, 1,829 Recoveries, and 59 New Deaths.


Governor Modifies State Proclamation

Gov. Reynolds signed a new Public Health Disaster proclamation yesterday (Thursday, Jan. 7) that modifies existing public health measures designed to reduce the spread of COVID-19.

The proclamation continues to require that when people are in an indoor public space, and unable to social distance for 15 minutes or longer, masks are required to be worn. 

Spectator limits for sporting and recreational gatherings, including for high school-sponsored events, will be lifted today (Friday, Jan. 8).   

Other public health measures have been extended until Feb. 6, 2021. 

CLICK HERE to read the full proclamation or visit https://governor.iowa.gov/sites/default/files/documents/Public%20Health%20Proclamation%20-%202021.01.07.pdf

When Can I Get Vaccinated for COVID-19?

It's a frequent and important question.  Please watch yesterday's video update from the Dubuque County Public Health Incident Management Team for a progress update on vaccinations in Dubuque County and an explanation of vaccine prioritization.  The update includes a review of current pandemic counts recent trends.  Watch the video at  https://youtu.be/sQI323mXkOQ


January 7 Video Update

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


POSITIVE CASES 

Dubuque County:

  • 84 new cases.
  • Total confirmed cases to date = 10,963

Iowa:

  • 2,057 new cases.
  • Total confirmed cases to date = 293,454

14-Day COVID-19 Trendline New Cases Jan 8 (JPG)

ACTIVE CASES

  • Dubuque County: 967 active cases (42 more than yesterday)

DEATHS


Dubuque County:

  • No new deaths.
  • Total deaths related to COVID to date = 140 
  • Underlying Cause Deaths = 132, Contributing Factor Deaths = 8

Iowa:

  • 59 new deaths.
  • Total deaths related to COVID to date = 4,124
  • Underlying Cause Deaths = 3,777, Contributing Factor Deaths = 347

HOSPITALIZATIONS

  • Dubuque County Residents Hospitalized =  22 as of Jan. 7. (5 more than Jan. 4)
  • Iowans Currently Hospitalized = 579 (34 less than yesterday.) 

TESTING


Dubuque County:

  • 208 more individuals tested.
  • Total individuals tested to date = 48,696
  • Total tests to date = 125,769

Iowa:

  • 5,628 more individuals tested.
  • Total individuals tested to date = 1,386,209
  • Total tests to date = 3,213,504


PERCENT POSITIVE CASES


Dubuque County:

  • Past 14-day average = 11.8%
  • Past 7-day average = 9.1%

Iowa:

  • Past 14-day average = 14.7%
  • Past 7-day average = 12.1%

RECOVERIES 

Dubuque County:

  • New recoveries = 42 
  • Total number of recoveries = 9,856

Iowa:

  • New recoveries = 1,829 
  • Total number of recoveries = 253,488

LONG-TERM CARE FACILITY OUTBREAKS

Dubuque County:
2 long-term care facility outbreaks (same as yesterday) with 55 current positive cases (11 less than yesterday), 11 new positive cases in the last 14 days, and 6 recoveries:

  • Ennoble Nursing & Rehabilitation, Dubuque (17 current positive cases, 8 in the last 14 days, and 0 recoveries)
  • Hawkeye Care Center, Asbury (38 current positive cases, 3 in the last 14 days, and 6 recoveries)

Iowa:
84 long-term care facility outbreaks (4 less than yesterday) with 1,894 current positive cases (residents and staff), 944 recoveries (residents and staff), and 1,677 resident deaths from all Iowa LTC facilities 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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