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Posted on: June 8, 2022

[ARCHIVED] June 8, 2022 Dubuque County COVID-19 Update

Largest 1-Week Increase in New Cases Since Feb. 23

COVID-19 Countywide Response

Wednesday, June 8, 2022

Largest 1-Week Increase in New Cases Since Feb. 23

The number of new COVID-19 cases continues to trend upward and this week's increase of 166 new cases is the largest for Dubuque County since late February. The CDC again raised Dubuque County's community level from low to medium and the county's transmission level remains at high.
 The Dubuque County Public Health Incident Management Team (IMT) continues to encourage residents to stay up-to-date on COVID-19 vaccinations and boosters because doing so is the best way to avoid serious illness, hospitalization, and death from COVID.
Only 29% of 5-11 year olds in Dubuque County are fully vaccinated for COVID-19 so parents are encouraged to get their children vaccinated or discuss concerns with your healthcare provider.
 Remember, everyone ages 5 years and older in the U.S. is now eligible for a COVID-19 vaccine booster. Most children ages 5 to 11 years old should get their booster 5 months after they finish their initial vaccination series.
For a complete list of Dubuque County providers offering vaccinations/boosters, please visit
 The Dubuque Visiting Nurses Association offers walk-in vaccinations and boosters at their clinic at 660 Iowa St. in Dubuque:

  • Friday, June 10, 8 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
  • Friday, June 17, 8 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
  • Friday, June 24, 8 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
  • Monday, June 27, 3 - 6 p.m.

Who should get a booster (JPG)

166* New Cases and 1 Death Reported Since June 1


  • 166* new positive cases reported since June 1. 
  • This is the highest 7-day increase since Feb. 23.
  • Total positive cases/individuals reported to date = 26,884

* 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)


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

Dubuque County Hospitalizations with COVID-19 (JPEG)


Dubuque County COVID-19 Community Level = MEDIUM

CDC Guidance for MEDIUM Community Level:
 If you are immunocompromised or high risk for severe disease

  • Talk to your healthcare provider about whether you need to wear a mask and take other precautions (e.g., testing)
  • 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

If you have household or social contact with someone at high risk for severe disease

  • consider self-testing to detect infection before contact
  • consider wearing a mask when indoors with them

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

COVID-19 Community Levels (JPG)


Dubuque County COVID-19 Community Transmission Level = HIGH
 The CDC's Community Transmission Level is based on the number of new cases per 100,000 population and is used by local healthcare facilities to determine internal protocol and procedures. 

Community Transmission (JPG)


  • 1 new death reported since June 1.
  • Total deaths related to COVID to date = 299

VACCINATIONSSleeves Up! Dubuque County (PNG)

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