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Posted on: February 9, 2022

[ARCHIVED] February 9, 2022 Dubuque County COVID-19 Update

435 New Positive Individuals and 8 Deaths Reported Since Feb. 2

COVID-19 Countywide Response

Wednesday, February 9, 2022

435 New Positive Individuals and 8 Deaths Reported Since Feb. 2

Upcoming Changes to COVID Reporting

Last week, Governor Reynolds signed the final extension of the state’s Public Health Disaster Emergency Proclamation, announcing it will expire at 11:59 p.m. on Tuesday, Feb. 15, 2022.   
This proclamation expiration will result in operational changes related to the state's COVID-19 response. The most noticeable change will be how data is reported publicly. The state’s two COVID-19 websites, and, will be decommissioned on Feb. 16 but information will remain accessible online through other state and federal resources. IDPH will report relevant COVID-19 information weekly on its website,, similar to how flu activity is reported. Data will include:

  • positive tests since March 2020 and in the last seven days,
  • cases by county,
  • an epidemiologic curve,
  • variants by week, and
  • deaths since March 2020.

Vaccine information, including total series and boosters completed, demographics for fully vaccinated Iowans, and vaccination by county, will also be reported.  The new report will be available starting Feb.16 at
The State of Iowa and its health care providers will also continue to report COVID-19 data as required by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). The CDC’s COVID Data Tracker reports state-level data for cases, deaths, testing, vaccination and more. The site is available at or  
The State Hygienic Lab will continue to operate the Test Iowa at Home program. As testing supply increases and more options for self-testing become available, the state will reassess the need for the program. For more information or to request an at-home test, visit
The Dubuque County Public Health Incident Management Team will continue to provide weekly updates to provide county-specific data that residents can use to help them make informed decisions. 


(Feb. 2 - Feb. 9)


  • 435 new positive individuals reported since Feb. 2. 
  • Total positive individuals reported to date = 25,199

New COVID-19 Positive Dubuque County Residents (JPG)

Dubuque County Positive Tests by Age Group (JPG)


  • 9 County Hospitalizations:  Today, MercyOne Dubuque Medical Center has 4 inpatients with COVID-19 and UnityPoint Health – Finley Hospital has 5 for a total of 9 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, 617 Iowans are hospitalized with COVID, 177 fewer than last Wednesday.  55.2of those currently hospitalized due to COVID and 65.6% of those in ICU due to COVID are unvaccinated individuals.Details at

Dubuque County Hospitalizations with COVID-19 (JPEG)


  • 3,024 active cases in Dubuque County. (916 fewer than Feb. 2)

Active COVID-19 Cases in Dubuque County (JPG)


  • 8 new deaths reported since Feb. 2.
  • Total deaths related to COVID to date = 288
  • Underlying Cause Deaths = 262, Contributing Factor Deaths = 26


  • 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 = 1,062.57 (+360.7 from previous 7 days)
  • Percent Positivity (last 7 days) = 15.59% (-10.36% change in last 7 days)


  • 63.3% of all Dubuque County residents are fully vaccinated
  • 67.5% of all Dubuque County residents age 5+ are fully vaccinated
  • 54.2% of all county residents fully vaccinated have received a booster dose (up-to-date)
  • Vaccinations Completed: 61,627
  • Vaccinations Started (1st dose): 3,479

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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