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October 19, 2020 12:35 PM

Oct. 19 COVID-19 Update

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

POSITIVE CASES
Dubuque County: 34 new cases. Total confirmed cases to date = 4,665
Iowa: 523 new cases. Total confirmed cases to date = 107,580

DEATHS
Dubuque County: No additional deaths. Total deaths to date = 52
Iowa: 8 additional deaths. Total deaths to date = 1,536

TESTING & POSITIVITY RATE
Dubuque County:
141 more individuals tested. Total residents tested to date = 34,385
Dubuque County Test Positivity Rate: 14-day average = 14.1%, average to date = 13.6%.

Iowa:
2,898 more individuals tested. Total Iowa residents tested to date = 901,760
Iowa Test Positivity Rate: 14-day average = 9.7%, average to date = 11.9%

HOSPITALIZATIONS
Dubuque County: Hospitalized = 30 as of Oct. 17. (6 more than Oct. 15.)
Iowa: Currently hospitalized = 480. (5 more than yesterday.)
For more information, visit https://coronavirus.iowa.gov/pages/rmcc-data

RECOVERIES
Dubuque County: New recoveries = 13. Total number of recoveries = 2,913
Iowa: New recoveries = 298. Total number of recoveries = 82,077

LONG-TERM CARE FACILITY OUTBREAKS
Dubuque County: 3 long-term care facility outbreaks:
Luther Manor Communities, Dubuque (7 positive cases, 0 recoveries)
MercyOne Dyersville Senior Care, Dyersville (33 positive cases, 20 recoveries)
Sunnycrest Manor, Dubuque (19 positive cases, 16 recoveries)
Iowa: 64 outbreaks (same as yesterday)

For more details, visit https://coronavirus.iowa.gov/pages/long-term-care.

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.


Free, Local COVID-19 Testing Options

Test Iowa Clinics
Two Test Iowa clinics are available in Dubuque County and provide free testing for all Iowa residents:

Epic Health and Wellness: To be tested at this location, you must first take the Test Iowa assessment at www.testiowa.com. All testing at this location is by appointment, Monday through Friday. After taking the assessment, appointments can be made by calling 563.583.6595 or scheduled online at Epichealth.net.

Grand River Medical Group offers testing at its Respiratory Clinic location (1400 University Ave., Apt. #6). Hours of operation are Mondays – Thursdays, 12 p.m. – 7 p.m. and Fridays 12 p.m. – 5 p.m., by appointment only, scheduled online through the Test Iowa website. After completing the questionnaire at www.testiowa.com, you will receive a QR code and may request an appointment at a local clinic location. When choosing Grand River Medical Group as the location, you will be asked to schedule your appointment utilizing the online tools. No appointments are scheduled by phone. All appointments will be scheduled as in-clinic appointments. Drive-up testing is not offered at this location.

Other Options
Hartig Drug and Hy-Vee are offering free COVID-19 testing in Dubuque County in collaboration with the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) and eTrueNorth. Details and all test collection sites for this program can be found at DoINeedACovid19Test.com. The online portal helps patients make test collection appointments. Any individual, regardless of their state of residence, is eligible to test, even if they are not experiencing COVID-19 symptoms. Dubuque County testing locations available through this program include:

Hartig Drug Co. #3, 2255 John F Kennedy Rd , Ste. 16, Dubuque

Hartig Drug Co. #4, 2225 Central Ave, Dubuque

Hartig Drug Co. #8, 1600 University Ave, Dubuque

Hy-Vee Pharmacy #3, 400 S. Locust, Dubuque

Dyersville Community Testing conducted by Hartig Drug @Beckman Catholic High School, 1325 9th St SE, Dyersville (10 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Saturday, Oct. 17, only)

Please note that advance registration is required and test collection schedules vary by site. To register, or for more information, visit DoINeedACovid19Test.com. Tests are sent to an independent, third-party lab for processing and the results available, on average, within less than three days.

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