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June 18, 2020 5:11 PM

June 18: Test Iowa Clinic in Dubuque, June 22-26

Test Iowa Clinic in Dubuque, June 22-26

Governor Kim Reynolds announced today that a Test Iowa Clinic will be held in Dubuque from Monday, June 22, through Friday, June 26, at Epic Health and Wellness Clinic, 1075 Cedar Cross Road, 52003.

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 in order to schedule an appointment by calling Epic Health and Wellness at 563-583-6595. You must have an Iowa ID and your identification number in order to be screened.



There is no cost to individuals being tested and any Iowan who wants to be tested is eligible. They do not need to be showing any symptoms. Appointments must be made for testing and walk-ins are not allowed. Testing at the Epic Health and Wellness site will be conducted from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m., Monday through Thursday, and from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Friday.

Test results will be posted for the patients to access within approximately three business days. For more information, visit www.testiowa.com or call Test Iowa at 515-575-2131 or 844-844-1561 (toll free).


Three New Cases in Dubuque County, 402 New Cases and Seven More Deaths in Iowa

Positive Cases
Between 2 p.m. yesterday and 2 p.m. today, the IDPH reported three new positive cases of COVID-19 in Dubuque County, increasing the county total to 396. For the state, 402 additional cases were reported in that same time frame giving Iowa a total of 24,805 positive cases.


Deaths

No additional deaths were reported in Dubuque County so the county total remains at 22. Seven additional deaths were reported statewide increasing the state death total at 679.

Testing
As of 2 p.m. today, the IDPH website reported that 7,186 Dubuque County residents have been tested, up 121 from yesterday, with a positive test rate of 5.5 percent. 240,657 Iowans have been tested, an increase of 5,165 since yesterday, for a positive test rate of 10.3 percent. One in 13 Dubuque County residents have been tested and one in 13 Iowa residents.

Long-Term Care Facility Outbreaks
According to the IDPH, as of 2 p.m. today there are 34 long-term care facilities in Iowa with COVID-19 outbreaks, one fewer than yesterday. There is one long-term care facility outbreak in Dubuque County at Dubuque Specialty Care, which has 51 positive cases and 21 recovered cases (no change from yesterday). Statewide, IDPH is reporting 1,175 positive cases at long-term care facilities (21 fewer than reported yesterday), 700 recovered (21 fewer than reported yesterday), and 351 deaths (one more than yesterday). The number of cases and recovered include both residents and staff.

Hospitalizations & Recoveries
As of today, 176 Iowans were hospitalized due to COVID-19, twelve fewer than yesterday. The number of Dubuque County residents hospitalized is zero, one less than yesterday. Statewide, 15,556 Iowans have recovered (up 338 from yesterday), including 232 Dubuque County residents (two more than 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

June 18 Video Update: Keep Social Distancing in Mind

Today's video update from the Dubuque County Public Health Incident Management Team includes: a review of state and county statistics, a discussion on other states seeing spikes in new cases and hospitalizations, the reality of community transmission, planning travel during the pandemic, the risk of transmission at large gatherings, visitation at local hospitals, and more. Watch the video at https://youtu.be/3h9ir8Q1hHk

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