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Posted on: December 15, 2021

[ARCHIVED] December 15 Weekly Dubuque County COVID-19 Update

234 New Positive Individuals and 11 Deaths Since December 8

COVID-19 Countywide Response

Wednesday, December 15, 2021

234 New Positive Individuals and 11 Deaths Since Dec. 8

December 15 Video Update

Public Health Specialist Mary Rose Corrigan explains the latest on the COVID-19 pandemic ahead of the holiday season.

Video Update - December 15, 2021

Click here or on the image above to watch the video.


(Dec. 8 - Dec. 15)


  • 234 new positive individuals since December 8. 
  • Please Note: IDPH updated last week's increase for Dubuque County from 533 to 733
  • Total positive individuals to date = 19,963

New COVID-19 Positive Dubuque County Residents 12-15-21 (JPG)


  • 46 County Hospitalizations:  Today, MercyOne Dubuque Medical Center has 26 inpatients with COVID-19 and UnityPoint Health – Finley Hospital has 20 for a total of 46 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, 823 Iowans are hospitalized with COVID, the highest number so far this year and 46 more than last Wednesday.  77.8% of those currently hospitalized due to COVID and 82.7% of those in ICU due to COVID are unvaccinated individuals. Details at

Dubuque County Hospitalizations with COVID-19 12-15-21 (JPEG)


  • 1,858 active cases in Dubuque County. (380 less than December 8)

Active COVID-19 Cases in Dubuque County 12-15-21 (JPG)


  • 11 new deaths since December 8.
  • Total deaths related to COVID to date = 254 
  • Underlying Cause Deaths = 231, Contributing Factor Deaths = 23


  • 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 = 753.26 (+258.97 from previous 7 days)
  • Percent Positivity (last 7 days) = 16.2% (-4.84% change in last 7 days)


  • 61.1% of all Dubuque County residents are fully vaccinated
  • 70.4% of all Dubuque County residents age 12+ are fully vaccinated
  • 51.1% of all county residents 16+ who are eligible for a booster dose have received one
  • Vaccinations Completed: 58,025
    (746 more than December 8)
  • Vaccinations Started (1st dose): 3,607
     (295 less than December 8)

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 12-15-21 (JPG)

For information on local COVID-19 testing options, visit

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For current statewide data, please visit

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