521 New Cases in Iowa, 10 More in Dubuque County
The Iowa Department of Public Health (IDPH) was notified of 521 additional positive cases of COVID-19 in Iowa including 10 more in Dubuque County (6 adults, 1 middle-aged adult, and 3 older adults). Both are the highest one-day increases to date. Iowa now has a total of 4,445 positive cases and Dubuque County has 62. Eleven more people with COVID-19 in Iowa have died, another single-day high that brings the statewide total to 107.
There have been an additional 2,190 negative tests for a total of 27,528 negative tests to date. According to IDPH, 278 COVID-19 patients are currently hospitalized, and 1,604 Iowans have recovered. For additional details, visit https://coronavirus.iowa.gov/
Governor Signs New Emergency Declaration
Today, Gov. Reynolds signed a new proclamation continuing the State Public Health Emergency Declaration. The proclamation permits health care providers to begin the process of resuming some elective surgeries and procedures through a phased approach, permits farmers markets to begin limited operations with appropriate public health precautions, and provides other relief to Iowans affected by this disaster. Read the full proclamation at https://governor.iowa.gov/press-release/gov-reynolds-signs-new-proclamation-continuing-the-state-public-health-emergency
April 24 Video Update
Today’s video update from the Dubuque County Public Health Incident Management Team includes details on the Dubuque County and statewide statistics, a summary of the Governor’s new proclamation, and warnings about speculations on the use of disinfectants and the myth of warmer weather ending the pandemic. Watch the video at https://youtu.be/9mhNWMYa7vw
Randy Gehl, Public Information Officer
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This message is from the Dubuque County Public Health Incident Management Team, which includes staff from the from the Dubuque County Health Department, City of Dubuque Health Department, Dubuque County Emergency Management Agency, and the Dubuque Visiting Nurse Association.