Wednesday, March 9, 2022
CDC Rates Dubuque County at LOW COVID-19 Community Level
Individual- and Household-Level Prevention Behaviors for Low Community Level
- Stay up-to-date with COVID-19 vaccines and boosters.
- Maintain improved ventilation throughout indoor spaces when possible.
- Follow CDC recommendations for isolation and quarantine, including getting tested if you are exposed to COVID-19 or have symptoms.
- If you are immunocompromised or at high risk for severe disease:
- Have a plan for rapid testing if needed (e.g. having home tests or access to testing)
- Talk to your healthcare provider about whether you are a candidate for treatments like oral antivirals, PrEPP, and monoclonal antibodies
For more information on COVID-19 Community Levels, including details on how levels are calculated, please visit the CDC coronavirus website
Get Free At-Home COVID-19 Tests
The CDC is again accepting orders for free at-home tests to be delivered to residents. Every home in the US is eligible to order two sets of four tests. If you already ordered your first set, you can now order a second set. To do so, visit https://www.covidtests.gov/. Residents who need assistance ordering should call 1-800-232-0233 (TTY 1-888-720-7489).
64 New Cases and 1 Death Reported Since Mar. 2
- 64 new positive cases reported since Mar. 2.
- Total positive cases/individuals reported to date = 25,837
- 1 County Hospitalization: Today, UnityPoint Health – Finley Hospital has 1 inpatient hospitalized with COVID and MercyOne Dubuque Medical Center has no inpatients with COVID-19 and for a total of 1 person hospitalized with COVID in Dubuque County.
- 1 new death reported since Mar. 2.
- Total deaths related to COVID to date = 293
COMMUNITY TRANSMISSION RATE
- 63.9% of all county residents are fully vaccinated
- 55.2% of all county residents fully vaccinated have received a booster
For current information on Dubuque County vaccination opportunities, visit www.dubuquecountyiowa.gov/sleevesup or call 563-690-MAKE(6253).
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