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January 13, 2021 11:56 AM

Jan. 13 COVID-19 Update

Understanding mRNA COVID-19 Vaccines

Messenger RNA vaccines, also called mRNA vaccines, are some of the first COVID-19 vaccines authorized for use in the United States. They are a new type of vaccine to protect against infectious diseases. To trigger an immune response, many vaccines put a weakened or inactivated germ into our bodies. Not mRNA vaccines. Instead, mRNA vaccines teach our cells how to make a protein—or even just a piece of a protein—that triggers an immune response inside our bodies. That immune response, which produces antibodies, is what protects us from getting infected if the real virus enters our bodies.

COVID-19 mRNA vaccines cannot give someone COVID-19.

COVID-19 mRNA vaccines do not affect or interact with our DNA in any way.

To learn more about mRNA COVID-19 vaccines, visit:
https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/vaccines/different-vaccines/mrna.html

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

POSITIVE CASES
Dubuque County:
44 new cases.
Total confirmed cases to date = 11,169

Iowa:
1,841 new cases.
Total confirmed cases to date = 299,918

ACTIVE CASES
Dubuque County: 981 active cases (9 more than yesterday)

DEATHS
Dubuque County:
No new deaths.
Total deaths related to COVID to date = 146
Underlying Cause Deaths = 137, Contributing Factor Deaths = 9

Iowa:
10 new deaths.
Total deaths related to COVID to date = 4,232
Underlying Cause Deaths = 3,872, Contributing Factor Deaths = 360

HOSPITALIZATIONS
Dubuque County Residents Hospitalized = 12 as of Jan. 11. (same as Jan. 10)
Iowans Currently Hospitalized = 516 (36 less than yesterday.)

TESTING
Dubuque County:
172 more individuals tested.
Total individuals tested to date = 49,293
Total tests to date = 129,082

Iowa:
5,259 more individuals tested.
Total individuals tested to date = 1,405,174
Total tests to date = 3,300,109

PERCENT POSITIVE CASES
Dubuque County:
Past 14-day average = 11.7%
Past 7-day average = 8.7%

Iowa:
Past 14-day average = 14.0%
Past 7-day average = 10.4%

RECOVERIES
Dubuque County:
New recoveries = 35
Total number of recoveries = 10,042

Iowa:
New recoveries = 1,757
Total number of recoveries = 260,505

LONG-TERM CARE FACILITY OUTBREAKS
Dubuque County:
2 long-term care facility outbreaks (same as yesterday) with 64 current positive cases (1 more than yesterday), 6 new positive cases in the last 14 days, and 14 recoveries:

Ennoble Nursing & Rehabilitation, Dubuque (23 current positive cases, 3 in the last 14 days, and 0 recoveries)

Hawkeye Care Center, Asbury (41 current positive cases, 3 in the last 14 days, and 14 recoveries)

Iowa:
84 long-term care facility outbreaks (6 less than yesterday) with 1,917 current positive cases (residents and staff), 965 recoveries (residents and staff), and 1,715 resident deaths from all Iowa LTC facilities to date.

For the most current data, please visit coronavirus.iowa.gov

For COVID-19 information specific to Dubuque County, visit www.dubuquecounty.org/COVID19

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