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Posted on: August 25, 2021

[ARCHIVED] August 25 Weekly Dubuque County COVID-19 Update

145 New Positive Individuals, 1 New Death, and 420 More Completed Vaccinations Since Aug. 18

145 New Positive Individuals, 1 New Death, and 420 More Completed Vaccinations Since Aug. 18

CDC Recommends Vaccinations for People Who Are Pregnant, Breastfeeding, or may become Pregnant  

Over 200 million people in the United States have received at least one dose of a COVID-19 vaccine, but vaccination among pregnant people remains low. The CDC recommends COVID-19 vaccinations for all people 12 years and older, including people who are pregnant, breastfeeding, trying to get pregnant now, or might become pregnant in the future.
Although the overall risk of severe illness is low, pregnant and recently pregnant people are at higher risk for severe illness from COVID-19 when compared to non-pregnant people. Get vaccinated as soon as possible if you are pregnant or around someone who is.  

  • Currently, no evidence shows that any vaccines, including COVID-19 vaccines, cause fertility problems in women or men. 
  • If you get pregnant after receiving your first shot of a COVID-19 vaccine that requires two doses (Pfizer or Moderna), you should get your second shot to get as much protection as possible. 

For more information, ask your healthcare provider or visit


(August 18 to August 25)


  • 145 new positive individuals since Aug. 18
  • Total positive individuals to date = 14,020

New COVID-19 Positive Dubuque County Residents (JPG)


  • 394 active cases in Dubuque County (116 more than Aug. 18)

Active COVID-19 Cases in Dubuque County (JPG)


  • The CDC continues to rate Dubuque County at the HIGH level of community transmission of COVID-19.
  • 7-Day New Case Rate per 100K Population through Aug. 23 = 115.09
  • Percent Positivity through Aug. 21 = 10.1%


  • The Iowa Department of Public Health (IDPH) has not updated its hospitalization dashboard for the state or individual counties since Aug. 18.
  • Dubuque County Residents Hospitalized = 10 as of Aug. 18. (6 more than Aug. 11)


  • 1 new death since Aug. 18.
  • Total deaths related to COVID to date = 217 
  • Underlying Cause Deaths = 196, Contributing Factor Deaths = 21


  • 55.2% of all Dubuque County residents are fully vaccinated
  • Vaccinations Completed: 52,470
    (420 more than Aug. 18)
  • 69.2% of the County’s total population 12+ has either completed their vaccination series or is currently in the process.
  • Vaccinations Started (1st dose): 2,967

For current information on Dubuque County vaccination opportunities, visit or call 563-690-MAKE(6253).

Dubuque County Residents Vaccinations Started (JPG)

For information on local COVID-19 testing options, visit

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For current statewide data, please visit

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