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Posted on: January 13, 2021

Local COVID-19 Update, January 13, 2021

Dubuque County: 44 New Cases, 35 Recoveries, and No New Deaths.
Iowa: 1,841 New Cases, 1,757 Recoveries, and 10 New Deaths.

Dubuque County: 44 New Cases, 35 Recoveries, and No New Deaths.

Iowa: 1,841 New Cases, 1,757 Recoveries, and 10 New Deaths.


Understanding mRNA COVID-19 Vaccines

Messenger RNA vaccines, also called mRNA vaccines, are some of the first COVID-19 vaccines authorized for use in the United States.  They are a new type of vaccine to protect against infectious diseases. To trigger an immune response, many vaccines put a weakened or inactivated germ into our bodies. Not mRNA vaccines. Instead, mRNA vaccines teach our cells how to make a protein—or even just a piece of a protein—that triggers an immune response inside our bodies. That immune response, which produces antibodies, is what protects us from getting infected if the real virus enters our bodies.  

  • COVID-19 mRNA vaccines cannot give someone COVID-19.
  • COVID-19 mRNA vaccines do not affect or interact with our DNA in any way.

To learn more about mRNA COVID-19 vaccines, visit:
https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/vaccines/different-vaccines/mrna.html


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


POSITIVE CASES
Dubuque County:

  • 44 new cases.
  • Total confirmed cases to date = 11,169

Iowa:

  • 1,841 new cases.
  • Total confirmed cases to date = 299,918

ACTIVE CASES

  • Dubuque County: 981 active cases (9 more than yesterday)

DEATHS
Dubuque County:

  • No new deaths.
  • Total deaths related to COVID to date = 146 
  • Underlying Cause Deaths = 137, Contributing Factor Deaths = 9

Iowa:

  • 10 new deaths.
  • Total deaths related to COVID to date = 4,232
  • Underlying Cause Deaths = 3,872, Contributing Factor Deaths = 360

HOSPITALIZATIONS

  • Dubuque County Residents Hospitalized =  12 as of Jan. 11. (same as Jan. 10)
  • Iowans Currently Hospitalized = 516 (36 less than yesterday.) 

TESTING
Dubuque County:

  • 172 more individuals tested.
  • Total individuals tested to date = 49,293
  • Total tests to date = 129,082

Iowa:

  • 5,259 more individuals tested.
  • Total individuals tested to date = 1,405,174
  • Total tests to date = 3,300,109

14-Day Average of Percent of Positive Cases Dec 31-Jan 13 (JPG)


PERCENT POSITIVE CASES
Dubuque County:

  • Past 14-day average = 11.7%
  • Past 7-day average = 8.7%

Iowa:

  • Past 14-day average = 14.0%
  • Past 7-day average = 10.4%

RECOVERIES 
Dubuque County:

  • New recoveries = 35 
  • Total number of recoveries = 10,042

Iowa:

  • New recoveries = 1,757 
  • Total number of recoveries = 260,505

LONG-TERM CARE FACILITY OUTBREAKS

Dubuque County:
 2 long-term care facility outbreaks (same as yesterday) with 64 current positive cases (1 more than yesterday), 6 new positive cases in the last 14 days, and 14 recoveries:

  • Ennoble Nursing & Rehabilitation, Dubuque (23 current positive cases, 3 in the last 14 days, and 0 recoveries)
  • Hawkeye Care Center, Asbury (41 current positive cases, 3 in the last 14 days, and 14 recoveries)

Iowa:

 84 long-term care facility outbreaks (6 less than yesterday) with 1,917 current positive cases (residents and staff), 965 recoveries (residents and staff), and 1,715 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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