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August 1, 2020 11:51 AM

Aug. 1 COVID-19 Update

Saturday, Aug. 1, Update
29 New Cases in Dubuque County, 461 New Cases and 7 Deaths Statewide

24-HOUR CHANGES & NEW TOTALS
(11 a.m. yesterday to 11 a.m. today):

POSITIVE CASES
Dubuque County: 29 new cases. Total confirmed cases to date = 1,489
Iowa: 461 new cases. Total confirmed cases to date = 44,936

DEATHS
Dubuque County: No new deaths. Total deaths to date = 28
Iowa: 7 additional deaths. Total deaths to date = 872

TESTING & POSITIVITY RATE*
Dubuque County:
180 more individuals tested. Total residents tested to date = 19,447
Test Positivity Rate: Yesterday = 17.6% , 14-day average = 10.4%, average to date = 7.7%

Iowa:
4,925 more individuals tested. Total Iowa residents tested to date = 480,423
Test Positivity Rate: Yesterday = 8.2%, 14-day average = 7.3%, average to date = 9.4%
* The positivity rate is the percentage of COVID-19 tests that come back positive. Please note that, due to the time it takes to process test results, the number of new positive cases reported and the number of tests processed that are reported daily may not correspond with the previous day's positivity rate.

HOSPITALIZATIONS
Dubuque County: Hospitalized = 24 as of July 30. (No update yet today)
Iowa: Currently hospitalized = 242. Change from yesterday = +17

RECOVERIES*
Dubuque County: New recoveries = 10. Total number of recoveries = 719
Iowa: New recoveries = 302. Total number of recoveries = 32,805
* A positive COVID-19 patient is considered recovered if it has been at least 10 days since symptoms first appeared, they have gone at least 24 hours with no fever without fever-reducing medication, and symptoms have improved.

LONG-TERM CARE FACILITY OUTBREAKS
Dubuque County: 1 outbreak (Luther Manor Grand Meadows, Asbury) with 3 positive cases
Iowa: 22 outbreaks (same as yesterday)

For the most current information on COVID-19, visit https://coronavirus.iowa.gov. For COVID-19 information specific to Dubuque County, visit www.dubuquecounty.org/COVID19

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