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June 26, 2020 3:41 PM

June 26: 12 New Cases in Dubuque County, 494 New Cases and 8 Additional Deaths in Iowa

Between 2 p.m. yesterday and 2 p.m. today, the IDPH reported 12 new positive cases of COVID-19 in Dubuque County, increasing the county total to 485. For the state, 494 additional cases were reported in that same time frame giving Iowa a total of 27,594 positive cases.

Deaths
No additional deaths were reported in Dubuque County so the county total remains at 22. Eight additional deaths were reported statewide, increasing the state death total to 702.

Testing
As of 2 p.m. today, the IDPH website reported that 9,104 Dubuque County residents have been tested, up 460 from yesterday, with a positive test rate of 5.3 percent. 282,026 Iowans have been tested, an increase of 6,564 since yesterday, for a positive test rate of 9.8 percent. One in 11 Dubuque County residents have been tested and one in 11 Iowa residents.

Hospitalizations & Recoveries
As of today, 141 Iowans were hospitalized due to COVID-19, four more than than yesterday. The number of Dubuque County residents hospitalized is three, the same as yesterday. Statewide, 17,246 Iowans have recovered (up 238 from yesterday), including 249 Dubuque County residents (four more than yesterday).

Long-Term Care Facility Outbreaks
According to the IDPH, as of 2 p.m. today there are 26 long-term care facilities in Iowa with COVID-19 outbreaks, two fewer than yesterday. There is one long-term care facility outbreak in Dubuque County at Dubuque Specialty Care, which has 51 positive cases and 24 recovered cases (the same as yesterday). Statewide, IDPH is reporting 776 positive cases at long-term care facilities (58 fewer than reported yesterday), 477 recovered (46 fewer than reported yesterday), and 360 deaths (four more than 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

Yesterday's Video Update: Risks of Exposure at Gatherings
The June 25 video update from the Dubuque County Public Health Incident Management Team is available at https://youtu.be/M3USlOxIEOs Watch the video for an update on yesterday's numbers, local increases in positive cases, timelines associated with increased exposures, the risks of COVID-19 transmission at gatherings, and details on what constitutes "exposure."

Next Week's Test Iowa Clinic Hours Announced
The free Test Iowa Clinic being held in Dubuque that was originally scheduled to end today will extend to next week. Testing at the Epic Health and Wellness site (1075 Cedar Cross Rd., Dubuque) next week will be conducted:

Monday 9 a.m. -12 p.m. and 2 p.m. - 5 p.m.
Tuesday 9 a.m. - 12 p.m. and 2 p.m. - 5 p.m.
Wednesday 9 a.m. - 1 p.m.
Thursday 9 a.m. - 1 p.m.
Friday - closed

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).

As of 2 p.m. today, Dubuque County residents had completed 21,099 Test Iowa assessments, an increase of 458 since yesterday.

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