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Posted on: May 12, 2020

[ARCHIVED] Local COVID-19 Update, May 12, 2020

539 New Cases and 18 Deaths in Iowa, 6 More Cases in Dubuque County

539 New Cases and 18 Deaths in Iowa, 6 More Cases in Dubuque County

The Iowa Department of Public Health (IDPH) was notified of 539 additional positive cases of COVID-19 in Iowa, including six additional cases in Dubuque County.  Iowa now has a total of 12,912 positive cases and Dubuque County has 197.   

  • 18 additional deaths were reported today for Iowa, bringing the state total to 289. 
  • As of May 10, 16 Dubuque County residents are currently hospitalized due to COVID-19 and 69 have recovered or are recovering.  Statewide, 394 Iowans are hospitalized and 5,618 Iowans have recovered. 
  • Statewide, 81,288 Iowans have been tested for a 15.9% positive testing rate. 

For up-to-date information on COVID-19, including an interactive map with county, regional, and long-term care outbreak information, visit For COVID-19 information specific to Dubuque County, visit   

Updated CDC Guidelines

As we all know, the pandemic is a somewhat fluid situation and, as things change, so do guidelines.  The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) is regularly updating its guidelines and recommendations.  Here are two recent examples that you are encouraged to review: 

Running Essential Errands: Grocery Shopping, Take-Out, Banking, Getting Gas, and Doctor Visits (Updated May 11)  

FAQs - COVID-19 and Children (Updated May 11) 

For more information on COVID-19, visit  

Dubuque County COVID-19 Video Update 

oday’s video update from the Dubuque County Public Health Incident Management Team includes a review of Dubuque County and statewide number, remdesivir use in Iowa, vaccine development, the Governor’s proclamation, and temperature screening. Watch the video at

Stay Home, Stay Safe, and Take the TestIowa Assessment at  

Media Contact

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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