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Posted on: February 26, 2021

[ARCHIVED] Local COVID-19 Update, February 26, 2021

Dubuque County: 989 New First-Dose Vaccinations, 14 New Positive Individuals, and No New Deaths.

Dubuque County: 989 New First-Dose Vaccinations, 14 New Positive Individuals, and No New Deaths.

Iowa: 18,513 New First-Dose Vaccinations, 648 New Positive Individuals, and 25 New Deaths.

Vaccinate.Iowa.Gov Launched Today

The Iowa Department of Public Health (IDPH) has launched, a new website that provides information about vaccine priority populations and eligibility, resources available for Iowans age 65 and older, and answers to frequently asked questions about vaccine. The site also hosts a locator tool where users can enter their zip code to find vaccine providers near them. Once a provider is selected, appointment scheduling will be done through the provider’s website or scheduling platform. Information on the site will be updated regularly and site content can be translated into multiple languages.

To help older Iowans navigate the scheduling process, IDPH is partnering with 211 to provide a dedicated team of vaccine navigators who will schedule appointments for Iowans age 65 and older who are unable to do so because of technology barriers. This 211 vaccine navigator service will be available starting the week of March 8.

As of today, Iowa has administered 626,947 vaccines. More vaccine administration information is available at

 IDPH encourages Iowans to remain patient as more vaccine arrives in the weeks and months ahead. It is also critical to continue practicing the mitigation measures that can slow the spread of the COVID-19 virus.

  • Wear a mask or face covering
  • Practice social distancing with those outside your household
  • Clean your hands frequently with soap and water
  • Stay home if you feel sick
  • Get tested if you are exposed to, or have symptoms of COVID-19
  • Get a COVID-19 vaccine when you are eligible



  • Vaccinations started (1st dose): 11,249
     (989 more than yesterday)
  • Vaccinations completed (2nd dose): 6,279
     (187 more than yesterday)


Dubuque County Vaccine Information


  • 14 more positive individuals than yesterday
  • Total positive individuals to date = 12,344
  • Positive cases over the last 7 days:  106

14-Day COVID-19 Trendline New Cases in Dubuque County - February 26 (JPG)


  • 526 active cases in Dubuque County (13 less than yesterday)


  • No new deaths.
  • Total deaths related to COVID to date = 194 
  • Underlying Cause Deaths = 180, Contributing Factor Deaths = 14


  • Dubuque County Residents Hospitalized = 11 as of Feb. 25. (2 less than Feb. 23)


  • 70 more individuals tested
  • Individuals tested to date = 53,682
  • Past 14-day positivity average = 3.5%
  • Past 7-day positivity average = 4.0%


 1 long-term care facility outbreak (same as yesterday):

  • Stonehill Care Center, Dubuque (76 current positive cases, 0 in the last 14 days, and 67 recoveries) 

Please do not reply to this message.  If you have questions, please call 563.556.6200.  
For COVID-19 information specific to Dubuque County, visit

 For current statewide data, please visit

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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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