189 New Cases and 6 More Deaths in Iowa
The Iowa Department of Public Health (IDPH) has been notified of 189 additional positive cases for a total of 1,899 positive cases in Iowa. Additionally, six more deaths were reported. No additional cases were reported today for Dubuque County. A total of 19,366 people have been tested in Iowa to date. Today’s increase in positive cases includes 86 positive cases among employees at a meat packing plant in Louisa County. Three more outbreaks at long-term care facilities were announced with one in Bremer County and two in Polk County. For additional information, visit the Iowa Coronavirus Web Page
Pandemic-Related Stress and Children and Teens
The outbreak of coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) may be stressful for people. Fear and anxiety about a disease can be overwhelming and cause strong emotions in adults and children. Coping with stress will make you, the people you care about, and your community stronger. Children and teens react, in part, on what they see from the adults around them. When parents and caregivers deal with the COVID-19 calmly and confidently, they can provide the best support for their children. The CDC offers tips for parents and caregivers: View the CDC Managing Stress and Anxiety Web Page
Dubuque County COVID-19 Update Video
Today’s video update from the Dubuque County Public Health Incident Management Team includes information on cases in Dubuque County, today’s announcement from the IDPH on the big increase in cases statewide, vaccine development, and our immune systems. Watch the COVID-19 Video Update.
Randy Gehl, Public Information Officer
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This message is from the Dubuque County Public Health Incident Management Team, which includes staff from the from the Dubuque County Health Department, City of Dubuque Health Department, Dubuque County Emergency Management Agency, and the Dubuque Visiting Nurse Association.