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February 22, 2021 3:51 PM

Feb. 22 COVID-19 Update

10 COVID-19 Variant Cases in Iowa
Viruses are constantly changing, and this includes SARS-CoV-2, the virus that causes COVID-19. There are currently three known variants of COVID-19 in the United States.

Variant B.1.1.7 is present in 44 states with 1,661 cases nationwide, including 10 in Iowa. (There are currently no reported cases in Dubuque County.)
Variant B.1.351 is present in 10 states with 22 total cases.
Variant P.1 is reported in 4 states with 5 total cases.

The emerging variants have mutations in the virus genome that alter the characteristics and cause the virus to act differently in ways that are significant to public health (e.g., causes more severe disease, spreads more easily between humans, requires different treatments, changes the effectiveness of current vaccines). It’s important to understand that genetic mutations are expected, and some variants can spread and become predominant while others subside.

For more information, visit: https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/transmission/variant-cases.html


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

VACCINATIONS OF COUNTY RESIDENTS
https://coronavirus.iowa.gov/pages/vaccineinformation
Vaccinations started (1st dose): 9,106
(76 more than yesterday)
Vaccinations completed (2nd dose): 5,740
(same as yesterday)

VACCINE PROVIDER INFORMATION
https://coronavirus.iowa.gov/pages/vaccineinformation#VaccineProviders

POSITIVE INDIVIDUALS
https://coronavirus.iowa.gov/pages/case-counts
5 more positive individuals than yesterday
Total individuals positive to date = 12,239
Positive cases over the last 7 days: 91

ACTIVE CASES
554 active cases in Dubuque County (7 less than yesterday)

DEATHS
https://coronavirus.iowa.gov/pages/outcome-analysis-deaths
1 new death.
Total deaths related to COVID to date = 192
Underlying Cause Deaths = 179, Contributing Factor Deaths = 13

HOSPITALIZATIONS
https://coronavirus.iowa.gov/pages/rmcc-data
Dubuque County Residents Hospitalized = 10 as of Feb. 20. (3 less than Feb. 15)

TESTING & POSITIVITY RATE
https://coronavirus.iowa.gov/pages/case-counts
136 more tests than yesterday
Total tests to date = 156,285
Past 14-day average = 3.3%
Past 7-day average = 3.6%

LONG-TERM CARE FACILITY OUTBREAKS
https://coronavirus.iowa.gov/pages/long-term-care
1 long-term care facility outbreak (same as yesterday):
Stonehill Care Center, Dubuque (76 current positive cases, 2 in the last 14 days, and 62 recoveries)


If you have questions, please call 563.556.6200. For COVID-19 information specific to Dubuque County, visit www.dubuquecounty.org/COVID19

For current statewide data, please visit coronavirus.iowa.gov

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