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Posted on: April 26, 2021

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

Dubuque County: 1,564 More Fully Vaccinated Individuals and 16 New Positive Individuals Since Friday

Dubuque County: 1,564 More Fully Vaccinated Individuals and 16 New Positive Individuals Since Friday


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


  • Vaccinations Completed: 35,599
     (1,564 more than Friday)
  • 36.6% of Dubuque County residents fully vaccinated
  • Vaccinations Started (1st dose): 10,710
  • For current information on Dubuque County vaccination opportunities, visit

IDPH Recommends J&J Vaccine Administration Resume

Following Friday's announcement that the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) have lifted the pause on the administration of the Johnson & Johnson vaccine, the Iowa Department of Public Health (IDPH) recommends that any vaccine provider in the state who has available Johnson & Johnson vaccine resume administration, effective immediately.

The pause was recommended after reports of six cases of a rare and severe type of blood clot in individuals following administration of the Johnson & Johnson vaccine.

 The CDC and FDA issued the following:

  • Use of the Johnson & Johnson COVID-19 vaccine should be resumed in the United States.
  • The FDA and CDC have confidence that this vaccine is safe and effective in preventing COVID-19.
  • The FDA has determined that the available data show that the vaccine’s known and potential benefits outweigh its known and potential risks in individuals 18 years of age and older.
  • At this time, the available data suggest that the chance of TTS occurring is very low, but the FDA and CDC will remain vigilant in continuing to investigate this risk.

More information on the CDC website at


  • 16 new positive individuals since Friday 
  • Total positive individuals to date = 13,239

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


  • 570 active cases in Dubuque County (2 less than Friday)

Active COVID-19 Cases in Dubuque County Mar 26 - Apr 26 (JPG)

Positivity rate based on total positive tests, not individuals.

  • Past 14-day positivity average = 3.2%
  • Past 7-day positivity average = 2.1%

14-Day Average of Percent of Positive Cases Apr 26 (JPG)


  • Dubuque County Residents Hospitalized = 5 as of Apr. 20. (3 less than Apr. 18)


  • 1 new death since Friday.
  • Total deaths related to COVID to date = 205
  • Underlying Cause Deaths = 189, Contributing Factor Deaths = 16

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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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