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Posted on: May 1, 2020

[ARCHIVED] Local COVID-19 Update, May 1, 2020

739 New Cases and Eight Deaths in Iowa, Seven More Cases in Dubuque County

739 New Cases and Eight Deaths in Iowa, Seven More Cases in Dubuque County

The Iowa Department of Public Health (IDPH) was notified of 739 additional positive cases of COVID-19 in Iowa, including seven additional cases in Dubuque County.  Iowa now has a total of 7,885 positive cases and Dubuque County has 109.   

  • Eight additional deaths were reported today for Iowa, bringing the state total to 170.   
  • 15 Dubuque County COVID-19 patients are currently hospitalized. Statewide, 345 Iowans are hospitalized
  • 21 Dubuque County residents who tested positive have recovered.  Statewide, 2,899 Iowans have recovered.
  • 1,240 Dubuque County residents have been tested to date, with 1,131 of those test results being negative for an 8% positive test rate. 45,593 tests have been conducted statewide with a 17% positive test rate. 

The number of positive cases is expected to increase significantly over the as  the high volume of tests taken this week are processed.

For up-to-date information on COVID-19, including an interactive map with county, regional, and long-term care outbreak information, visit https://coronavirus.iowa.gov. For COVID-19 information specific to Dubuque County, visit www.dubuquecounty.org/COVID19    

May 1 Video Update

Today’s video update from the Dubuque County Public Health Incident Management Team covers today’s state and county case numbers, increased testing, timing of the county peak, and the importance of continued physical distancing as some restrictions are lifted.  Watch the video at https://youtu.be/x35KGquiAss   

Stay Home, Stay Safe, and Take the TestIowa Assessment at www.testiowa.com  


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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.

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