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October 2, 2020 12:08 PM

Oct. 2 COVID-19 Update

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

POSITIVE CASES
Dubuque County: 75 new cases. Total confirmed cases to date = 3,563
Iowa: 1,158 new cases. Total confirmed cases to date = 90,805

DEATHS
Dubuque County: No additional deaths. Total deaths to date = 43
Iowa: 9 additional deaths. Total deaths to date = 1,367

TESTING & POSITIVITY RATE
(As reported by the Iowa Department of Public Health)

Dubuque County:
300 more individuals tested. Total residents tested to date = 30,860
Dubuque County Test Positivity Rate: 14-day average = 14.7%, average to date = 11.5%.
Iowa:
6,879 more individuals tested. Total Iowa residents tested to date = 810,877
Iowa Test Positivity Rate: 14-day average = 8.7%, average to date = 11.2%

HOSPITALIZATIONS
Dubuque County: Hospitalized = 23 as of Sept. 29. (4 more than Sept. 28.)
Iowa: Currently hospitalized = 393. (14 fewer than yesterday.)

RECOVERIES
Dubuque County: New recoveries = 42. Total number of recoveries = 2,184
Iowa: New recoveries = 874. Total number of recoveries = 70,435

LONG-TERM CARE FACILITY OUTBREAKS
Dubuque County: Two long-term care facility outbreaks:
Sunnycrest Manor, Dubuque (16 positive cases, 12 recoveries)
MercyOne Dyersville Senior Care, Dyersville (13 positive cases, 0 recoveries)
Iowa: 52 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.

Video Update: Two More Seasons To Go

The Thursday, Oct. 1, video update from the Dubuque County Public Health Incident Management Team can be viewed at https://youtu.be/KnzsnEiOYFk In addition to a review of county and state statistics, this update includes information on: new guidance from the IDPH on quarantining in cases of close contact with a positive COVID-19 case, the rising number of COVID-19 hospitalizations and related forecasts, and fighting pandemic fatigue after six months of the virus.

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