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August 8, 2020 12:08 PM

Aug. 8 COVID-19 Update

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

POSITIVE CASES
Dubuque County: 20 new cases. Total confirmed cases to date = 1,656
Iowa: 384 new cases. Total confirmed cases to date = 48,112

DEATHS
Dubuque County: No additional deaths. Total deaths to date = 31
Iowa: 13 additional deaths. Total deaths to date = 925

TESTING & POSITIVITY RATE*
Dubuque County:
111 more individuals tested. Total residents tested to date = 20,517
Test Positivity Rate: Yesterday = 14.2% , 14-day average = 10.9%, average to date = 8.1%

Iowa:
3,929 more individuals tested. Total Iowa residents tested to date = 514,451
Test Positivity Rate: Yesterday = 7.3%, 14-day average = 7.3%, average to date = 9.4%

* The positivity rate is the percentage of COVID-19 tests that come back positive. Please note that, due to the time it takes to process test results, the number of new positive cases reported and the number of tests processed that are reported daily may not correspond with the previous day's positivity rate.

HOSPITALIZATIONS
Dubuque County: Hospitalized = 19 as of Aug. 5. No change from Aug. 3.
Iowa: Currently hospitalized = 229. Change from yesterday = +6

RECOVERIES*
Dubuque County: New recoveries = 30. Total number of recoveries = 9991
Iowa: New recoveries = 593. Total number of recoveries = 36,850

* A positive COVID-19 patient is considered recovered if it has been at least 10 days since symptoms first appeared, they have gone at least 24 hours with no fever without fever-reducing medication, and symptoms have improved.

LONG-TERM CARE FACILITY OUTBREAKS
Dubuque County: 1 outbreak (Luther Manor Grand Meadows, Asbury) with 3 positive cases and one recovery (same as yesterday).
Iowa: 26 outbreaks (same as yesterday)

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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