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Posted on: April 7, 2021

[ARCHIVED] Local COVID-19 Update, April 7, 2021

Dubuque County: 55 New Positive Individuals, No New Deaths, and 369 More Completed Vaccinations.

Dubuque County: 55 New Positive Individuals, No New Deaths, and 369 More Completed Vaccinations.

Iowa: 763 New Positive Individuals, 1 New Death, and 16,792 More Completed Vaccinations.

Available Vaccination Appointments

 As of 1 p.m. today, COVID vaccinations appointments were available at the following Dubuque County vaccine providers:

Please keep any appointment you schedule or contact the provider to cancel if you must.  Remember that if you get the Pfizer or Moderna vaccine, it's critical that you receive the second dose.  Consider helping friends and family schedule appointments.  We're all in this together.

For assistance making an appointment, call the Dubuque County Sleeves Up! Call Center at 563.690.MAKE(6253).  For links to all Dubuque County vaccine providers, visit

COVID Variant Cases Increasing in Iowa

The CDC reports that the B.1.1.7 variant and others seem to spread more easily and quickly than other variants, which may lead to more cases of COVID-19. An increase in the number of cases will put more strain on health care resources, lead to more hospitalizations, and potentially more deaths.

Variants are another reason we need to keep wearing masks, continue social distancing, washing hands frequently, and staying home when ill. Remember, children are still vulnerable to the virus and will be for some time because they are not yet eligible to be vaccinated.

 So far, studies suggest that antibodies generated through vaccination with currently authorized vaccines recognize these variants. This is being closely investigated and more studies are underway.

B.1.1.7 Variant Cases Confirmed in Iowa Feb 1 - Apr 6 (JPG)


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


  • Vaccinations Completed: 25,401
     (369 more than yesterday)
  • 26.1% of all county residents fully vaccinated
  • Vaccinations Started (1st dose): 12,225


  • 55 more positive individuals since yesterday. This is the largest 24-hour increase since Jan. 28. 
  • Total positive individuals to date = 12,925

14-Day COVID-19 Trendline New Cases in Dubuque County - April 7 (JPG)


  • 447 active cases in Dubuque County (43 more than yesterday)

Active COVID-19 Cases in Dubuque County Mar 7 - Apr 7 (JPG)


  • No new deaths.
  • Total deaths related to COVID to date = 202
  • Underlying Cause Deaths = 188, Contributing Factor Deaths = 14


  • Dubuque County Residents Hospitalized = 7 as of Apr. 5. (same as Apr. 4)


  • 130 more individuals tested
  • Individuals tested to date = 56,712
  • Past 14-day positivity average = 5.3%
  • Past 7-day positivity average = 7.1%

14-Day Average of Percent of Positive Cases Apr 7 (JPG)

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

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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