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Posted on: April 27, 2022

[ARCHIVED] April 27, 2022 Dubuque County COVID-19 Update

Who Can Get a Booster; 66* New Cases Reported Since April 20

COVID-19 Countywide Response


Wednesday, April 27, 2022


Who Can Get a Booster

Eligible for 1 Booster:

  • Everyone ages 12 years and older can get 1 booster after completing their COVID-19 vaccine primary series.

Eligible for 2 Boosters:

  • Adults ages 50 years and older
  • People ages 12 years and older who are moderately or severely immunocompromised
  • People who got 2 doses (1 primary dose and 1 booster) of Johnson & Johnson's Janssen vaccine.

Get additional information on boosters, including WHEN you can get your first or second booster

County Public Health Incident Management Team Video Update

April 27 Video UpdateCLICK HERE TO WATCH THE VIDEO



66* New Cases Reported Since April 20


 

NEW POSITIVES

https://idph.iowa.gov/Emerging-Health-Issues/Novel-Coronavirus/COVID-19-Reporting

  • 66* new positive cases reported since Apr. 20. 
  • Total positive cases/individuals reported to date = 26,053

* Due to the wide availability of at-home rapid tests, the results of which are usually not reported/recorded, it is widely believed that new COVID cases are underreported. The number reported in this update is the number of new cases reported to the Iowa Department of Public Health.

New COVID-19 Cases in Dubuque County (JPG)


HOSPITALIZATIONS

  • 8 County Hospitalizations:  Today, MercyOne Dubuque Medical Center has 3 inpatients with COVID-19 and UnityPoint Health – Finley Hospital has 5 inpatients hospitalized with COVID for a total of 8 persons hospitalized with COVID in Dubuque County.

Dubuque County Hospitalizations with COVID-19 (JPEG)


DEATHS   

  • No new deaths reported since Mar. 16.
  • Total deaths related to COVID to date = 294


COMMUNITY TRANSMISSION RATE

Dubuque County COVID-19 Community Level = LOW

CDC Guidance 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 of COVID-19
  • If you are immunocompromised or 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, PrEP, and monoclonal antibodies


VACCINATIONSSleeves Up! Dubuque County (PNG)


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