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September 19, 2020 12:16 PM

Sept. 19 COVID-19 Update

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

POSITIVE CASES
Dubuque County: 69 new cases. Total confirmed cases to date = 2,688
Iowa: 837 new cases. Total confirmed cases to date = 79,136

DEATHS
Dubuque County: No additional deaths. Total deaths to date = 40
Iowa: 6 additional deaths. Total deaths to date = 1,264

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

Dubuque County:
212 more individuals tested.
Total residents tested to date = 27,629
Dubuque County Test Positivity Rate:
14-day average = 13.7%, average to date = 9.7%.

Iowa:
6,116 more individuals tested.
Total Iowa residents tested to date = 732,193
Iowa Test Positivity Rate:
14-day average = 8.6%, average to date = 10.8%

HOSPITALIZATIONS
Dubuque County: Hospitalized = 16 as of Sept. 16. Same as Sept. 15.
Iowa: Currently hospitalized = 282. (one more than yesterday.)

RECOVERIES
Dubuque County: New recoveries = 11. Total number of recoveries = 1,878
Iowa: New recoveries = 746. Total number of recoveries = 57,237

LONG-TERM CARE FACILITY OUTBREAKS
Dubuque County: One long-term care facility outbreak at Sunnycrest Manor (7 positive cases, 1 recovery).
Iowa: 39 outbreaks (same as reported 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.

Know the Symptoms of COVID-19
People with COVID-19 have had a wide range of symptoms reported – ranging from mild symptoms to severe illness. Symptoms may appear 2-14 days after exposure to the virus. People with these symptoms may have COVID-19:

Fever or chills
Cough
Shortness of breath or difficulty breathing
Fatigue
Muscle or body aches
Headache
New loss of taste or smell
Sore throat
Congestion or runny nose
Nausea or vomiting
Diarrhea

From https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/symptoms-testing/symptoms.html

Know When to Get Tested for COVID-19
According to the CDC, here's who should get tested for COVID-19:

People who have symptoms of COVID-19
People who have had close contact (within 6 feet of an infected person for at least 15 minutes) with someone with confirmed COVID-19
People who have been asked or referred to get testing by their healthcare provider, local or state health department.

If you do get tested, you should self-quarantine/isolate at home pending test results and follow the advice of your health care provider or a public health professional.

To get tested, contact your healthcare provider or consider free, local testing options at https://www.cityofdubuque.org/2940/Free-Local-COVID-19-Testing-Options

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