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Posted on: September 22, 2021

[ARCHIVED] September 22 Weekly Dubuque County COVID-19 Update

228 New Positive Individuals and 3 Deaths Since Sept.15

228 New Positive Individuals and 3 Deaths Since Sept.15

Local COVID-19 Test Options

Dubuque County residents experiencing COVID-19 symptoms or those who were exposed to a positive COVID case are encouraged to get tested by utilizing the free Test Iowa take-home test kits or by getting tested at local pharmacies and health care provider offices.
Residents with mild COVID symptoms seeking a test and those needing a negative test to return to work or school or to attend an event should NOT visit an emergency room/department to get tested.
For a complete list of testing options, including some rapid test services, and pick-up locations for take-home test kits, visit the Dubuque County COVID-19 website

Protect Yourself, Your Family, and Your Community

There are a number of things Iowans can do to protect themselves and others from COVID-19 and prevent spreading the virus in their communities:

  • Get vaccinated
  • Wear a mask in public indoor settings, regardless of vaccination status
  • Social distance in public settings
  • Stay home if you are sick

Get tested for COVID if you have symptoms or were exposed

3 Things to Know if You Are Exposed to COVID-19 and Vacinnated (JPG)



(Sept. 15 to Sept.22)


  • 228 new positive individuals since Sept. 15
  • Total positive individuals to date = 14,775

New COVID-19 Positive Dubuque County Residents 9-22-2021 (JPG)

Dubuque County Positive Tests by Age Group 9-22-2021 (JPG)


  • 759 active cases in Dubuque County. (92 more than Sept. 15)

Active COVID-19 Cases in Dubuque County Aug 18 - Sept 22 (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 Sept. 21 = 240 (+91 from previous 7 days)
  • Percent Positivity (last 7 days) through Sept. 18 = 9.39% (+0.48% change in last 7 days)


  • Dubuque County Residents Hospitalized = 21 as of Sept. 15. (same as Sept. 8)
  • Statewide hospitalizations are also increasing with the 80.5% of those currently hospitalized due to COVID and 83.9% of those in ICU due to COVID being unvaccinated individuals. Details at

COVID-19 Hospitalizations of Dubuque County Residents Aug 18 - Sept 15 (JPG)


  • 3 new deaths.
  • Total deaths related to COVID to date = 221 
  • Underlying Cause Deaths = 200, Contributing Factor Deaths = 21

VACCINATIONS OF COUNTY RESIDENTS  Sleeves Up! Dubuque County (PNG) ccineinformation

  • 55.7% of all Dubuque County residents are fully vaccinated
  • Vaccinations Completed: 54,217
    (410 more than Sept. 15)
  • Vaccinations Started (1st dose): 2,450

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

For information on local COVID-19 testing options, visit

Please do not reply to this message.  If you have questions, please call 563-556-6200.

For current statewide data, please visit

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