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Posted on: September 21, 2022

[ARCHIVED] September 21, 2022 Dubuque County COVID-19 Update

58 New Cases and 3 Deaths Since Sept. 14

COVID-19 Countywide Response

Wednesday, September 21, 2022

Updated COVID-19 Booster Doses (JPG)

58 New Cases and 3 Deaths Since Sept. 14


  • 58* new positive cases reported since Sept. 14. 
  • Total positive cases/individuals reported to date = 29,098

* 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)


  • 13 County Hospitalizations:  Today, MercyOne Dubuque Medical Center has 9 inpatients with COVID-19 and UnityPoint Health – Finley Hospital has 4 inpatients hospitalized with COVID for a total of 13 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

 * 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)


Dubuque County COVID-19 Community Transmission Level = SUBSTANTIAL

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)


  • 3 new death reported since Sept. 14.
  • Total deaths related to COVID to date = 310

VACCINATIONSSleeves Up! Dubuque County (PNG)

  • 65.6% of all county residents are fully vaccinated
  • 57.9% 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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