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Posted on: April 8, 2020

[ARCHIVED] Local COVID-19 Update, April 8, 2020

97 Additional Cases in Iowa, One Additional Death

97 Additional Cases in Iowa, One Additional Death 

The Iowa Department of Public Health (IDPH) has been notified of 97 additional positive cases for a total of 1,145 positive cases in Iowa. There have been an additional 1,151 negative tests for a total of 12,821 negative tests to date. According to IDPH, an additional death was also reported, an elderly adult in Linn County. There were no additional positive cases reported for Dubuque County today.  Read the full announcement at: 

Governor Provides Additional COVID-19 Business Closure and Mass Gathering Guidance 

Governor Kim Reynolds has issued several Proclamations of Disaster Emergency regarding the outbreak of Novel Coronavirus 2019 (COVID-19) that close business and retail establishments and prohibit certain social, community, spiritual, religious, recreational, leisure, and sporting gatherings.  For answers to frequently asked questions related to business closures and mass gathering restrictions, visit:

Even if a business has not been closed or a gathering prohibited, the Governor and public health officials have consistently instructed individuals to implement social distancing to slow the spread of the virus and avoid overburdening our healthcare system.  Individuals should use discretion in determining whether the purpose of an outing is essential, and whether a safer alternative is available.


Today’s video update from the Dubuque County Public Health Incident Management Team includes information on the state’s regional response to the pandemic, vaccines and medications under development to treat COVID-19, and a reflection on collective vulnerability. Watch today’s video at 


Randy Gehl, Public Information Officer
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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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