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Posted on: March 10, 2021

[ARCHIVED] Local COVID-19 Update, March 10, 2021

Dubuque County: 405 New Completed Vaccinations, 5 New Positive Individuals, and No New Deaths.

Dubuque County: 197 New Completed Vaccinations, 18 New Positive Individuals, and No New Deaths.

Iowa: 12,011 New Completed Vaccinations, 802 New Positive Individuals, and 27 New Deaths.

Update on 65+ Vaccinations

Healthcare providers are contacting their primary care patients age 65 and older by phone, text, and email to offer vaccination appointments as vaccine supplies allow.

 Dubuque County’s population of residents age 65 and older is estimated at 17,819.  As of this morning, March 10: 

  • 5,791 (33%) have received both doses and are fully vaccinated 
  • 8,800 (49%) have received the first vaccine dose

If you know someone in this age group who is not yet vaccinated, please encourage them to do so when they are contacted or offer to assist them in getting vaccinated.

State Launches '211 Iowa' to Help Iowans Age 65+ Make Vaccination Appointments

Gov. Reynolds has announced a partnership with 211 Iowa to provide vaccine navigation services for Iowans ages 65+. The partnership between 211 Iowa and the Iowa Dept. of Health launched yesterday. Any Iowan, age 65+, simply calls 211 for assistance in making an appointment for a COVID-19 vaccination.

211 will continue to serve as the COVID-19 Hotline in addition to expanding its role to help Iowa residents in Tier 1B navigate the COVID-19 vaccine process. 211 Iowa’s expanded role is a partnership with the state of Iowa, Hy-Vee and the Area Agencies on Aging – also known as the Triple A’s (AAA’s). 211 Iowa’s primary functions in the partnership will include data entry into shared documents and/or shared database and scheduling vaccine appointments for Iowa residents.

The 211 call specialists will ask for seniors' names and age or birthdates, but will not ask for social security numbers, insurance or financial information. This phase will extend through the balance of the calendar year and over time, and as more vaccine becomes available, additional groups of Iowans who need help navigating the vaccine process will be able to contact 211 for assistance. Call specialists will be available 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. every day.

At this time, only Iowans, 65 and older, are eligible for this service from 211. During the process, 211 Vaccine Navigators will have the ability to schedule older Iowans into vaccine appointments, through a private scheduling portal, at Hy-Vee Pharmacies. Additional pharmacies may take part in this partnership in the future but for now, the program is exclusively with Hy-Vee. 

211 offers a callback feature so callers can receive a return call instead of waiting on hold. Services are available in 150+ languages through Language Line translation.

 211 Iowa is a free statewide information and referral service available to residents in all 99 counties. Iowans can call, text, use the mobile app, or website any time of day on any day of the year to get connected to essential resources and programs that can help them meet their current need. 211 Iowa has served as the state’s official COVID-19 hotline since March of 2020.

Incident Management Team Update

As more people are able to get vaccinated, it's important, there are still many considerations to keep your loved ones and community healthy until they are also vaccinated and the pandemic is over. The Dubuque County Public Health Incident Management Team's most recent vide covers what to keep in mind as more of us become vaccinated. CLICK HERE or visit to watch the video. 

March 10 Video Update


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


  • Vaccinations Completed (2nd dose): 11,717
     (197 more than yesterday)
  • 12.04% of all county residents fully vaccinated
  • Vaccinations Started (1st dose): 10,594


Sleeves Up! Dubuque County (PNG)Dubuque County Vaccine Information


  • 18 more positive individuals than yesterday
  • Total positive individuals to date = 12,475


  • 410 active cases in Dubuque County (7 less than yesterday)


  • No new deaths.
  • Total deaths related to COVID to date = 196 
  • Underlying Cause Deaths = 183, Contributing Factor Deaths = 13


  • Dubuque County Residents Hospitalized = 7 as of March 8. (same as March 6)


  • 111 more individuals tested
  • Individuals tested to date = 54,538
  • Past 14-day positivity average = 2.8%
  • Past 7-day positivity average = 2.2%

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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