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April 7, 2021 2:20 PM

April 7 COVID-19 Update

Dubuque County: 55 New Positive Individuals, No New Deaths, and 369 More Completed Vaccinations.

Iowa: 763 New Positive Individuals, 1 New Death, and 16,792 More Completed Vaccinations.

Available Vaccination Appointments
As of 1 p.m. today, COVID vaccinations appointments were available at the following Dubuque County vaccine providers:

Hartig Drug -
Hy-Vee -
MercyOne (Cascade) -
UnityPoint -

Please keep any appointment you schedule or contact the provider to cancel if you must. Remember that if you get the Pfizer or Moderna vaccine, it's critical that you receive the second dose. Consider helping friends and family schedule appointments. We're all in this together.

For assistance making an appointment, call the Dubuque County Sleeves Up! Call Center at 563.690.MAKE(6253). For links to all Dubuque County vaccine providers, visit

COVID Variant Cases Increasing in Iowa
The CDC reports that the B.1.1.7 variant and others seem to spread more easily and quickly than other variants, which may lead to more cases of COVID-19. An increase in the number of cases will put more strain on health care resources, lead to more hospitalizations, and potentially more deaths.

Variants are another reason we need to keep wearing masks, continue social distancing, washing hands frequently, and staying home when ill. Remember, children are still vulnerable to the virus and will be for some time because they are not yet eligible to be vaccinated.

So far, studies suggest that antibodies generated through vaccination with currently authorized vaccines recognize these variants. This is being closely investigated and more studies are underway.
Graph of Variant Cases in Iowa

(11 a.m. yesterday to 11 a.m. today)

Vaccinations Completed: 25,401
(369 more than yesterday)
26.1% of all county residents fully vaccinated
Vaccinations Started (1st dose): 12,225

55 more positive individuals since yesterday. This is the largest 24-hour increase since Jan. 28.
Total positive individuals to date = 12,925

447 active cases in Dubuque County (43more than yesterday)

No new deaths.
Total deaths related to COVID to date = 202
Underlying Cause Deaths = 188, Contributing Factor Deaths = 14

Dubuque County Residents Hospitalized = 7 as of Apr. 5. (same as Apr. 4)

130 more individuals tested
Individuals tested to date = 56,712
Past 14-day positivity average = 5.3%
Past 7-day positivity average = 7.1%

If you have questions, please call 563.556.6200. For COVID-19 information specific to Dubuque County, visit

For current statewide data, please visit

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