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Posted on: December 1, 2021

[ARCHIVED] December 1Weekly Dubuque County COVID-19 Update

481 New Positive Individuals and 2 Deaths
Since Nov. 24

481 New Positive Individuals and 2 Deaths Since Nov. 24

CDC Now Recommends Boosters for All 18+

The CDC now recommends that everyone age 18 and older get a COVID-19 booster shot either when they are 6 months after their initial Pfizer or Moderna series or two months after initial J&J vaccine.

  • You do not have to get your booster shot where you received your first series/shot.
  • You may choose which COVID-19 vaccine you receive as a booster shot. Some people may prefer the vaccine type that they originally received, and others may prefer to get a different booster. CDC’s recommendations now allow for this type of mix and match dosing for booster shots.
  • Please take your CDC Vaccination Record card to your booster shot appointment so the provider can fill in the information about your booster dose.

For a complete listing of local vaccine providers, please visit For assistance in making an appointment, call 563-692-MAKE (6253).

Omicron Variant

  • Public health officials are waiting for further details about Omicron (B.1.1.529) as they emerge, including severity of illness and degree of transmissibility.
  • The most important thing we can do to prevent serious illness, hospitalization and death from this or any COVID-19 variants is to get vaccinated and everyone 18 and older should receive a booster.
  • The first case of Omicron in the US was announced today. SHL continues to sequence approximately 300 positive samples each week.

December 1 Video Update

Dec. 1, 2021, Video Update

CLICK HERE to watch today's video update from the Dubuque County Public Health Incident Management Team.


(Nov. 24 - Dec. 1)


  • 481 new positive individuals since Nov. 24
  • Total positive individuals to date = 18,996

New COVID-19 Positive Dubuque County Residents 12-1-21 (JPG)

Dubuque County Positive Tests by Age Group 12-1-2021 (JPG)


  • 48 County Hospitalizations:  Today, MercyOne Dubuque Medical Center has 29 inpatients with COVID-19 and UnityPoint Health – Finley Hospital has 19 for a total of 48 people hospitalized with COVID in Dubuque County.  Please note: This count is NOT limited to Dubuque County residents and may include area residents from outside Dubuque County.
  • Statewide, 721 Iowans are hospitalized with COVID, the highest number so far this year.  75.1% of those currently hospitalized due to COVID and 85.6% of those in ICU due to COVID are unvaccinated individuals. Details at

Dubuque County Hospitalizations with COVID-19 12-1-21 (JPG)


  • 2,295 active cases in Dubuque County. (32 less than Nov. 24)

Active COVID-19 Cases in Dubuque County 12-1-21 (JPG)


  • 2 new deaths since Nov. 24.
  • Total deaths related to COVID to date = 243 
  • Underlying Cause Deaths = 221, Contributing Factor Deaths = 22


  • 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 = 710.09 (+66.79 from previous 7 days)
  • Percent Positivity (last 7 days) = 21.36% (-2.1% change in last 7 days)


  • 59.5% of all Dubuque County residents are fully vaccinated
  • 69.9% of all Dubuque County residents age 12+ are fully vaccinated
  • Vaccinations Completed: 56,233
    (234 more than Nov. 24)
  • Vaccinations Started (1st dose): 2,731

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

The CDC and FDA are operating a Vaccine Adverse Event Reporting System (VAERS).  To report a reaction or view data, visit

Dubuque County Residents Fully Vaccinated 12-1-21 (JPG)

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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