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Posted on: March 2, 2021

[ARCHIVED] Local COVID-19 Update, March 2, 2021

Dubuque County: 271 New Completed Vaccinations, 7 New Positive Individuals, and No New Deaths.

Dubuque County: 271 New Completed Vaccinations, 7 New Positive Individuals, and No New Deaths.

Iowa: 6,174 New Completed Vaccinations, 458 New Positive Individuals, and 26 New Deaths.

Dubuque County Receives 200 J&J Vaccine Doses

The state of Iowa will reach a milestone this week, with over 100,000 doses of COVID-19 vaccine being distributed statewide. In addition to the Moderna and Pfizer allocations, Iowa will receive 25,600 doses of the Johnson & Johnson vaccine, which was approved for Emergency Use Authorization by the FDA and CDC on February 28.

IDPH is directing the Johnson & Johnson vaccine allocation to 17 Iowa counties (including Dubuque County) with significant Phase 1B, Tier 2 populations, who are frontline essential workers in food, agriculture, distribution, and manufacturing sectors and who live or work in settings that make social distancing unfeasible. IDPH says this approach will ensure that local public health can coordinate with employers on the quick administration of COVID-19 vaccine to essential workforce who have been disproportionally affected by the virus.

Dubuque County will receive 200 doses of the Johnson & Johnson vaccine this week.  This is in addition to the 2,340 doses (total of Moderna and Pfizer) already allocated to Dubuque County for this week, the majority of which are being administered to residents age 65 and older.

 Johnson & Johnson’s vaccine requires only one dose and can be stored at normal refrigerator temperatures, making it less logistically complex to handle and administer.  The vaccine was shown to prevent hospitalization and death in clinical trials 100% of the time and was 85% effective at preventing severe illness from the virus.


(11 a.m. yesterday to 11 a.m. today)


  • Vaccinations Completed (2nd dose): 7,941*
    (271 more than yesterday)

    * Number of individuals that have received all of the required doses of the COVID-19 vaccine series.
  • Vaccinations Started (1st dose): 10,317**
    **Number of individuals that have received one dose of a two-dose COVID-19 vaccine series, but have not completed the series. This category excludes individuals that have completed a COVID-19 vaccine series.


Dubuque County Vaccine Information


  • 7 more positive individuals than yesterday
  • Total positive individuals to date = 12,388
  • Positive cases over the last 7 days:  65

14-Day COVID-19 Trendline New Cases in Dubuque County - March 2 (JPG)


  • 488 active cases in Dubuque County (35 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 = 13 as of Feb. 28. (same as Feb. 27)


  • 54 more individuals tested
  • Individuals tested to date = 53,862
  • Past 14-day positivity average = 3.8%
  • Past 7-day positivity average = 3.4%


 There are currently NO long-term care facility outbreaks in Dubuque County.  Unless a new outbreak is reported, this metric will not be included in the daily updates.

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 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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