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November 20, 2020 12:43 PM

Nov. 20 COVID-19 Update

Convalescent Plasma Needed!

"Convalescent plasma" is plasma that can be collected from those who have recovered from COVID-19. It is used to treat those currently suffering symptoms and local healthcare providers are experiencing a critical shortage of convalescent plasma. If you have recovered from COVID-19, please consider donating to help those who are fighting COVID.

LOCAL OPTIONS FOR PLASMA DONATIONS:
American Red Cross: Call 1-800-RED-CROSS (1-800-733-2767) or find the nearest donation center by visiting RedCrossBlood.org.

Mississippi Valley Regional Blood Center: Complete a self-referral form at bloodcenter.org/cp to see if you are eligible or call 833-610-1025.

Question on the Governor's Proclamation?
If you have questions regarding the Governor's Proclamations related to COVID-19, there have been phone numbers established to provide guidance and answers:

Proclamation questions: 515-281-5211
Legal Line 800-332-0419

For more information on the proclamations, visit https://governor.iowa.gov/press-release/gov-reynolds-signs-new-proclamation-modifying-public-health-measures

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

POSITIVE CASES
Dubuque County: 141 new cases. Total confirmed cases to date = 8,410
Iowa: 4,346 new cases. Total confirmed cases to date = 203,033

ACTIVE CASES
Dubuque County: 3,286 active cases (42 more than yesterday)

DEATHS
Dubuque County: 1 additional death. Total deaths to date = 89
Iowa: 25 additional deaths. Total deaths to date = 2,127

HOSPITALIZATIONS
Dubuque County Residents Hospitalized = 51 as of Nov. 18. (same as Nov. 17.)
Iowans Currently hospitalized = 1,447 (69 less than yesterday.)

RECOVERIES
Dubuque County: New recoveries = 98. Total number of recoveries = 5,035
Iowa: New recoveries = 1,513. Total number of recoveries = 114,292

LONG-TERM CARE FACILITY OUTBREAKS
Dubuque County: 4 long-term care facility outbreaks (same as yesterday) with 176 positive cases (75 more than yesterday), 9 new positive cases in the last 14 days, and 87 recoveries (53 more than yesterday):
Dubuque Specialty Care, Dubuque (70 positive cases, 7 in the last 14 days, and 41 recoveries)
Luther Manor Communities, Dubuque (82 positive cases, 0 new positive cases in the last 14 days, and 25 recoveries)
ManorCare Health Services, Dubuque (13 positive cases, 0 new positive cases in the last 14 days, and 5 recoveries)
Shady Rest Care Center, Cascade (11 positive cases, 2 new positive cases in the last 14 days, and 2 recoveries)
Iowa: 117* outbreaks (23 more than yesterday) with 4,282 positive cases, 1,882 recoveries, and 982 deaths to date.
* Record High

TESTING & POSITIVITY RATE (Calculated by IDPH)
Dubuque County:
302 more individuals tested. Total residents tested to date = 42,044
Test Positivity Rate: 14-day average = 22.1%, average to date = 20%.

Iowa:
10,758 more individuals tested. Total Iowa residents tested to date = 1,144,671
Test Positivity Rate: 14-day average = 22.6%, average to date = 17.7%

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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