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.
Incident Management Team Video Update
- Community COVID Level Update
- Testing Guidelines (Rapid vs. PCR)
- "COVID is Everywhere"
- Four Different Omicron Subvariants
- Importance of Vaccinations
- Fourth of July Gathering Safety
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.
- 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 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
COMMUNITY TRANSMISSION LEVEL
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.
- No new deaths reported since June 1.
- Total deaths related to COVID to date = 299
- 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.
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