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 www.dubuquecounty.org/sleevesup. For assistance in making an appointment, call 563-692-MAKE (6253).
- 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.
Dec. 1, 2021, Video Update
CLICK HERE to watch today's video update from the Dubuque County Public Health Incident Management Team.
DUBUQUE COUNTY CHANGES & TOTALS
(Nov. 24 - Dec. 1)
- 481 new positive individuals since Nov. 24
- Total positive individuals to date = 18,996
- 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 https://coronavirus.iowa.gov/pages/hospital-data
- 2,295 active cases in Dubuque County. (32 less than Nov. 24)
- 2 new deaths since Nov. 24.
- Total deaths related to COVID to date = 243
- Underlying Cause Deaths = 221, Contributing Factor Deaths = 22
COMMUNITY TRANSMISSION RATE
- 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)
VACCINATIONS OF COUNTY RESIDENTS
- 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 www.dubuquecountyiowa.gov/sleevesup 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 https://vaers.hhs.gov/
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For current statewide data, please visit coronavirus.iowa.gov/