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October 27, 2020 1:15 PM

Oct. 27 COVID-19 Update

'Fighting a Rain Storm with the Windows Open'

The Oct. 26 video update from Dubuque County Public Health Incident Management Team includes a brief review of recent statistics, the importance of influenza vaccinations, the need to limit trips outside the home, and increased hospitalizations.

Watch yesterday's video update at https://youtu.be/OZ0mESzg_UY

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

POSITIVE CASES
Dubuque County: 48 new cases. Total confirmed cases to date = 5,248
Iowa: 1,175 new cases. Total confirmed cases to date = 117,635

DEATHS
Dubuque County: No additional deaths. Total deaths to date = 57
Iowa: 21 additional deaths. Total deaths to date = 1,658

TESTING & POSITIVITY RATE
Dubuque County:
106 more individuals tested. Total residents tested to date = 35,896
Dubuque County Test Positivity Rate: 14-day average = 15.2%, average to date = 14.6%.

Iowa:
4,413 more individuals tested. Total Iowa residents tested to date = 944,002
Iowa Test Positivity Rate: 14-day average = 10.6%, average to date = 12.5%

HOSPITALIZATIONS
Dubuque County: Hospitalized = 27 as of Oct. 25. (7 less than Oct. 24.)
Please note: This number is Dubuque County residents only. COVID-19 patients in Dubuque County hospitals who are NOT Dubuque County residents are not reflected in this number.
Iowa: Currently hospitalized = 564* (3 more than yesterday.)
For more information, visit https://coronavirus.iowa.gov/pages/rmcc-data
* = Record high

RECOVERIES
Dubuque County: New recoveries = 94. Total number of recoveries = 3,434
Iowa: New recoveries = 1,431. Total number of recoveries = 89,433

LONG-TERM CARE FACILITY OUTBREAKS
Dubuque County: 3 long-term care facility outbreaks:
Luther Manor Communities, Dubuque (40 positive cases, 2 recoveries)
MercyOne Dyersville Senior Care, Dyersville (35 positive cases, 22 recoveries)
Sunnycrest Manor, Dubuque (20 positive cases, 17 recoveries)
Iowa: 67 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.

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