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Posted on: June 29, 2022

[ARCHIVED] June 29, 2022 Dubuque County COVID-19 Update

TRANSMISSION IS HIGH: Stay Up to Date with Your COVID-19 Vaccines

COVID-19 Countywide Response

Wednesday, June 29, 2022

TRANSMISSION IS HIGH: Stay Up to Date with Your COVID-19 Vaccines  

New case counts remain high in Dubuque County and the CDC continues to designate the county as having a high transmission rate of COVID-19. 
 COVID-19 vaccines are effective at protecting people—especially those who are boosted— from getting seriously ill, being hospitalized, and even dying. As with other diseases, you are protected best from COVID-19 when you stay up to date with the recommended vaccines. 

Follow the CDC's latest recommendations for COVID-19 vaccinations and boosters, based on the latest data related to safety and how well vaccines work, including over time and against new variants.

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June 29 Video Update

172* New Cases Reported Since June 22


  • 172* new positive cases reported since June 22. 
  • Total positive cases/individuals reported to date = 27,401

* 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)


  • 5 County Hospitalizations:  Today, MercyOne Dubuque Medical Center has 4 inpatients with COVID-19 and UnityPoint Health – Finley Hospital has 1 inpatient hospitalized with COVID for a total of 11 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)


  • No new deaths reported since June 1.
  • Total deaths related to COVID to date = 299

VACCINATIONSSleeves Up! Dubuque County (PNG)

  • 64.9% of all county residents are fully vaccinated
  • 56.9% of all county residents fully vaccinated have received a booster

Get current information on Dubuque County vaccination opportunities.

Get information on local COVID-19 testing options.

Please do not reply to this message.  If you have general questions about COVID-19, please call 563-556-6200.  
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