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Posted on: May 29, 2020

[ARCHIVED] Local COVID-19 Update, May 29, 2020

Seven New Cases in Dubuque County, 325 New Cases and 18 More Deaths in Iowa

Please continue to practice social distancing of at least six feet when you must interact with people outside your household. Wear a mask when you cannot social distance and wash your hands frequently.

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Dubuque County Epi Curve, March 15 - May 29.  An epidemic curve, also known as an epi curve or epidemiological curve, is a statistical chart used to visualize the onset and progression of a disease outbreak.

Seven New Cases in Dubuque County, 325 New Cases and 18 More Deaths in Iowa

Positive Cases
From 2 p.m. yesterday to 2 p.m. today, the IDPH reported seven additional positive cases of COVID-19 in Dubuque County, putting the county total at 341. For the state, 325 additional cases were reported in that same time frame giving Iowa a total of 18,898 positive cases.  

No additional deaths were reported in Dubuque County since 2 p.m. yesterday, keeping the county total at 18.  Eighteen additional deaths were reported statewide putting the state death total at 522.

As of this 2 p.m. today, 5,341 Dubuque County residents have been tested, up 281 from yesterday. 147,440 Iowans have been tested, an increase of 4,089 since yesterday.    Iowa has a positive test rate of 12.8 percent while Dubuque County’s is 6.4 percent.  One in 18 Dubuque County residents have been tested and one in 21 Iowans have been tested.

Long-Term Care Facility Outbreaks
As of 2 p.m.. today, there are 38 long-term care facilities in Iowa with COVID-19 outbreaks.  There is one long-term care facility outbreak in Dubuque County at Dubuque Specialty Care, which has 49 positive cases and 12 recovered cases (no change from yesterday).  Statewide, IDPH is reporting 1,532 positive cases at long-term care facilities (up 33 from yesterday), 671 recovered (up 11 from yesterday), and 244 deaths (13 more than yesterday)The number of cases and recovered include both residents and staff.

Hospitalizations & Recoveries
As of yesterday, 376 Iowans were hospitalized due to COVID-19, a decrease of seven from Wednesday.  During that same time, the number of Dubuque County residents hospitalized dropped from from seven to five.Statewide, 10,711 Iowans have recovered (up 398 from yesterday), including 164 Dubuque County residents (up nine from yesterday). 

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This graph shows the 14-day trendline for new cases of COVID-19 in Dubuque County.

May 29 Video Update: What does ’recovered’ mean?

Today’s video update from the Dubuque County Public Health Incident Management Team includes a review of the latest case counts and other statistics, an explanation of what "recovered from COVID-19" means, more on antibody testing, and tips on how to have safe gatherings.  Watch the video at 

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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