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Posted on: March 31, 2021

[ARCHIVED] Local COVID-19 Update, March 31, 2021

Dubuque County: 162 More Completed Vaccinations, 23 New Positive Individuals, and No New Deaths.

Dubuque County: 231 More Completed Vaccinations, 18 New Positive Individuals, and 1 New Death.

Iowa: 11,098 More Completed Vaccinations, 517 New Positive Individuals, and 14 New Deaths.

Over 3,900 Doses Allocated to Dubuque County Next Week

The Dubuque County Public Health Incident Management Team was notified by IDPH today that it will receive 3,910 vaccine doses next week.  This represents a 54% increase over last week's allocation of 2,540 doses.

As they have been since vaccines became available, doses will be allocated to county healthcare providers approved by IDPH to administer vaccines. Next week's allocation of 3,910 doses does not include allocations to local pharmacies that receive allocations directly from the federal government through the Federal Pharmacy Partnership.

For a list of Dubuque County vaccine providers, visit

Community Transmission High in Dubuque County & Dubuque

The March 26 State Profile Report for Iowa lists Dubuque County as one of 38 "red" counties in Iowa for high community transmission of COVID-19.  Dubuque was one of 12 "red" metro areas in the report.  Transmission data in the report was from March 19-25, 2021.  This reflects Dubuque County's trend of increases in new cases and serves as a reminder that, although vaccine availability and eligibility are expanding, it is critical that all residents continue to:

  • Wear a mask that covers your nose and mouth to help protect yourself and others.
  • Stay 6 feet apart from others who don’t live with you.
  • Get a COVID-19 vaccine when it is available to you.
  • Avoid crowds and poorly ventilated indoor spaces.

Wash your hands often with soap and water. Use hand sanitizer if soap and water aren’t available.

Iowa State Profile Report -3-26 Community Transmission by County and Metro Area


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


  • Vaccinations Completed: 21,872
     (231 more than yesterday)
  • 22.5% of all county residents fully vaccinated
  • Vaccinations Started (1st dose): 11,070


Dubuque County Vaccine Information

Dubuque County Residents Fully Vaccinated March 31 (JPG)


  • 18 more positive individuals than yesterday.
  • Total positive individuals to date = 12,720

14-Day COVID-19 Trendline New Cases in Dubuque County - March 31 (JPG)


  • 295 active cases in Dubuque County (2 more than yesterday)

Active COVID-19 Cases in Dubuque County Mar 1 - Mar 31 (JPG)


  • 1 new death.
  • Total deaths related to COVID to date = 201 
  • Underlying Cause Deaths = 187, Contributing Factor Deaths = 14


  • Dubuque County Residents Hospitalized = 2 as of Mar. 29. (4 less than Mar. 28)


  • 127 more individuals tested
  • Individuals tested to date = 56,098
  • Past 14-day positivity average = 3.1%
  • Past 7-day positivity average = 3.4%

14-Day Trendline COVID-19 Testing in Dubuque County - March 31 (JPG)

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For COVID-19 information specific to Dubuque County, visit

 For current statewide data, please visit

General Guidelines (JPG)

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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