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July 7, 2020 4:27 PM

July 7: 32 New Cases in Dubuque County, 367 New Cases and Two Deaths in Iowa

Help limit the spread:
1. Social/physical distance from others when out in public.
2. Wear a mask or face covering when around people outside your household.
3. Wash hands frequently.
4. Stay home if you feel ill or have been exposed to someone who is COVID-19 positive.

Between 2 p.m. yesterday and 2 p.m. today, the Iowa Department of Public Health (IDPH) reported 32 new positive cases of COVID-19 in Dubuque County, increasing the county total to 732. For the state, 367 additional cases were reported in that same time frame giving Iowa a total of 32,024 positive cases.

No additional deaths were reported in Dubuque County so the county total remains at 22. Two additional deaths were reported statewide, increasing the state death total to 725.

Testing
As of 2 p.m. today, the IDPH website reported that 12,522 Dubuque County residents have been tested, up 429 from yesterday, with an overall positive test rate of 5.8 percent. 339,935 Iowans have been tested, an increase of 3,954 since yesterday, for a positive test rate of 9.4 percent. One in eight Dubuque County residents have been tested and one in nine Iowa residents have been tested.

Hospitalizations & Recoveries
As of today, 165 Iowans were hospitalized due to COVID-19, 14 more than yesterday. The number of Dubuque County residents reported hospitalized is five, the same as reported yesterday.

Statewide, 25,546 Iowans have recovered (up 462 from yesterday), including 430 Dubuque County residents (18 more than yesterday).

Long-Term Care Facility Outbreaks
According to the IDPH, as of 2 p.m. today there are 17 long-term care facilities in Iowa with COVID-19 outbreaks, two less than yesterday. According to IDPH, as of 2 p.m. today there are no long-term care facility outbreaks in Dubuque County.

Statewide, IDPH is reporting 360 positive cases at long-term care facilities (169 fewer than reported yesterday), 270 recovered (130 fewer than reported yesterday), and 384 deaths (one more than reported yesterday). The number of cases and recovered include both residents and staff.

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

The Test Iowa Clinic at Epic Health & Wellness at 1075 Cedar Cross Road in Dubuque will continue to offer testing for any Iowa resident until further notice. To avoid the hottest part of the day and minimize traffic congestion, the remaning testing schedule for this week is:

Wednesday, July 8: 5 a.m. - 9 a.m.
Thursday, July 9: 5 a.m. - 9 a.m.
Friday, July 10: No Testing

If you go to this testing clinic, please abide by the posted traffic instructions and do not block driveways. If you are advised by traffic control or clinic staff that you will not be tested that day due to the length of the waiting line, please leave and come back another day or go to another Test Iowa site in another community.

Any Iowan who would like to be tested for COVID-19 at this location must first complete the Test Iowa assessment at www.testiowa.com. They will then be provided an identification number, which is required to be tested. To take an assessment or request a test, visit www.testiowa.com.

Residents without internet access or who need assistance completing the assessment should contact the Dubuque Visiting Nurses Association (VNA) for assistance at 563.556.6200.

Appointments are not being scheduled but you must complete the assessment and have an Iowa ID and your Test Iowa identification number in order to be tested. There is no cost to individuals being tested and any Iowan who wants to be tested can be tested if they follow this procedure. A person does not need to be showing any symptoms.

For more information, visit www.testiowa.com or call Test Iowa at 515-575-2131 or 844-844-1561 (toll free).

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