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Posted on: August 31, 2022

[ARCHIVED] August 31, 2022 Dubuque County COVID-19 Update

HIGH COVID-19 COMMUNITY LEVEL; 22 New Cases Since Aug. 24

COVID-19 Countywide Response


Wednesday, August 31, 2022


HIGH COVID-19 COMMUNITY LEVEL

Dubuque County COVID-19 Community Level = HIGH

 CDC Guidance for HIGH  Community Level:

  • Wear a well-fitting mask* indoors in public, regardless of vaccination status (including in K-12 schools and other indoor community settings)
  • If you are immunocompromised or high risk for severe disease:
    - Wear a mask or respirator that provides you with greater protection
     - Consider avoiding non-essential indoor activities in public where you could be exposed
     - Talk to your healthcare provider about whether you need to 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

At all levels, people can wear a mask based on personal preference, informed by personal level of risk. People with symptoms, a positive test, or exposure to someone with COVID-19 should wear a mask.

COVID-19 Community Levels (JPG)



122 New Cases Since Aug. 24


NEW POSITIVES

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

  • 122* new positive cases reported since Aug. 24. 
  • Total positive cases/individuals reported to date = 28,829

* 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 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)

COMMUNITY 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. 

Community Transmission (JPG)


DEATHS

  • No new deaths reported since Aug. 17.
  • Total deaths related to COVID to date = 304

VACCINATIONSSleeves Up! Dubuque County (PNG)

  • 65.5% of all county residents are fully vaccinated
  • 57.8% 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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