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Posted on: January 19, 2022

[ARCHIVED] January 19 Dubuque County COVID-19 Update

1,003 New Positive Individuals and 1 Death Since Jan. 12

COVID-19 Countywide Response

Wednesday, January 19, 2022

1,003 New Positive Individuals and 1 Death Since Jan. 12

Free At-Home COVID-19 Tests

Every home in the U.S. is now eligible for free rapid at-home COVID-19 tests. Households can order up to four rapid antigen at-home tests that are completely free, regardless of insurance. Orders can be made at, and will usually ship in 7-12 days.
Order your tests now so you have them when you need them. If you need a COVID-19 test now, visit for other local testing options.
Insurance companies and health plans are also now required to cover eight free at-home tests (per covered individual) each month. Tests will either be free upon purchase, or you will be reimbursed if you submit the receipt as a claim to your insurer. Contact your insurance provider for more details.

Incident Management Team Video Update

ISOLATE (JPG)CLICK HERE TO WATCH THE VIDEO - This week's video update includes a review of county stats amid the Omicron surge, reminders on isolation, a review of the best mask options, and more.


(Jan. 12 - Jan. 19)


  • 1,003 new positive individuals since Jan. 12. 
  • Total positive individuals to date = 23,047

New COVID-19 Positive Dubuque County Residents (JPG)

Dubuque County Positive Tests by Age Group (JPG)


  • 39 County Hospitalizations:  Today, MercyOne Dubuque Medical Center has 21 inpatients with COVID-19 and UnityPoint Health – Finley Hospital has 18 for a total of 39 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, 991 Iowans are hospitalized with COVID, 68 more than last Wednesday.  64% of those currently hospitalized due to COVID and 72% of those in ICU due to COVID are unvaccinated individuals. Details at

Dubuque County Hospitalizations with COVID-19 (JPEG)


  • 3,082 active cases in Dubuque County. (809 more than Jan. 12)

Active COVID-19 Cases in Dubuque County (JPG)


  • 1 new death since Jan. 12.
  • Total deaths related to COVID to date = 272
  • Underlying Cause Deaths = 248, Contributing Factor Deaths = 24


  • 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 = 934.12 (+366.87 from previous 7 days)
  • Percent Positivity (last 7 days) = 32.55 27.48% (+5.07% change in last 7 days)


  • 62.5% of all Dubuque County residents are fully vaccinated
  • 66.7% of all Dubuque County residents age 5+ are fully vaccinated
  • 52.5% of all county residents fully vaccinated have received a booster dose
  • Vaccinations Completed: 60,847
  • Vaccinations Started (1st dose): 3,623

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

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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