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October 16, 2020 1:40 PM

Oct. 16 COVID-19 Update

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

POSITIVE CASES
Dubuque County: 93 new cases. Total confirmed cases to date = 4,451
Iowa: 1,384 new cases. Total confirmed cases to date = 104,606

DEATHS
Dubuque County: 2 additional deaths. Total deaths to date = 52
Iowa: 16 additional deaths. Total deaths to date = 1,521

TESTING & POSITIVITY RATE
Dubuque County:
298 more individuals tested. Total residents tested to date = 33,708
Dubuque County Test Positivity Rate: 14-day average = 13.9%, average to date = 13.2%.

Iowa:
6,766more individuals tested. Total Iowa residents tested to date = 886,835
Iowa Test Positivity Rate: 14-day average = 9.3%, average to date = 11.8%

HOSPITALIZATIONS
Dubuque County: Hospitalized = 21 as of Oct. 14. (2 less than Oct. 13.)
Iowa: Currently hospitalized = 468. (14 less than yesterday.)
For more information, visit https://coronavirus.iowa.gov/pages/rmcc-data

RECOVERIES
Dubuque County: New recoveries = 81. Total number of recoveries = 2,807
Iowa: New recoveries = 385. Total number of recoveries = 80,499

LONG-TERM CARE FACILITY OUTBREAKS
Dubuque County: Two long-term care facility outbreaks:
Sunnycrest Manor, Dubuque (19 positive cases, 16 recoveries)
MercyOne Dyersville Senior Care, Dyersville (28 positive cases, 11 recoveries)
NEW: Luther Manor Communities, Dubuque (6 positive cases, 0 recoveries)
Iowa: 61 outbreaks (same as yesterday)
For more details, visit https://coronavirus.iowa.gov/pages/long-term-care

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.

Video Update: COVID-19 Reinfections Possible
The Oct. 15 video update from the Dubuque County Public Health Incident Management Team includes a discussion of:

the county's high test positivity rate, increasing hospitalization rates, and other "alarming statistics"

the importance of regular healthcare checks and getting back on track with medical appointments to stay healthy

research on COVID-19 reinfections and temporary immunity for those who have recovered from COVID

the bad situation we face with increasing community spread heading into fall and winter

Watch the video at: https://youtu.be/455dDyfByzg


Free, Local COVID-19 Testing Options

Test Iowa Clinics
Two Test Iowa clinics are available in Dubuque County and provide free testing for all Iowa residents:

Epic Health and Wellness: To be tested at this location, you must first take the Test Iowa assessment at www.testiowa.com. All testing at this location is by appointment, Monday through Friday. After taking the assessment, appointments can be made by calling 563.583.6595 or scheduled online at Epichealth.net.

Grand River Medical Group offers testing at its Respiratory Clinic location (1400 University Ave., Apt. #6). Hours of operation are Mondays – Thursdays, 12 p.m. – 7 p.m. and Fridays 12 p.m. – 5 p.m., by appointment only, scheduled online through the Test Iowa website. After completing the questionnaire at www.testiowa.com, you will receive a QR code and may request an appointment at a local clinic location. When choosing Grand River Medical Group as the location, you will be asked to schedule your appointment utilizing the online tools. No appointments are scheduled by phone. All appointments will be scheduled as in-clinic appointments. Drive-up testing is not offered at this location.

Other Options

Hartig Drug and Hy-Vee are offering free COVID-19 testing in Dubuque County in collaboration with the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) and eTrueNorth. Details and all test collection sites for this program can be found at DoINeedACovid19Test.com. The online portal helps patients make test collection appointments. Any individual, regardless of their state of residence, is eligible to test, even if they are not experiencing COVID-19 symptoms. Dubuque County testing locations available through this program include:

Hartig Drug Co. #3, 2255 John F Kennedy Rd , Ste. 16, Dubuque
Hartig Drug Co. #4, 2225 Central Ave, Dubuque
Hartig Drug Co. #8, 1600 University Ave, Dubuque
Hy-Vee Pharmacy #3, 400 S. Locust, Dubuque
Dyersville Community Testing conducted by Hartig Drug @Beckman Catholic High School, 1325 9th St SE, Dyersville (10 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Saturday, Oct. 17, only)

Please note that advance registration is required and test collection schedules vary by site. To register, or for more information, visit DoINeedACovid19Test.com. Tests are sent to an independent, third-party lab for processing and the results available, on average, within less than three days.

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