Monday, June 29, 2020
No New Cases in Dubuque County, 291 New Cases and Three Additional Deaths in Iowa
Between 2 p.m. yesterday and 2 p.m. today, the IDPH reported no new positive cases of COVID-19 in Dubuque County, so the county total remains 501. For the state, 291 additional cases were reported in that same time frame giving Iowa a total of 28,780 positive cases.
No additional deaths were reported in Dubuque County so the county total remains at 22. Three additional deaths were reported statewide, increasing the state death total to 708.
As of 2 p.m. today, the IDPH website reported that 10,096 Dubuque County residents have been tested, up 113 from yesterday, with a positive test rate of 5.0 percent. 301,259 Iowans have been tested, an increase of 4,926 since yesterday, for a positive test rate of 9.6 percent. One in 10 Dubuque County residents have been tested and one in 10 Iowa residents.
Hospitalizations & Recoveries
As of today, 119 Iowans were hospitalized due to COVID-19, one more than yesterday. The number of Dubuque County residents hospitalized is two, down two from yesterday. Statewide, 17,821 Iowans have recovered (up 218 from yesterday), including 257 Dubuque County residents (six more than yesterday).
Long-Term Care Facility Outbreaks
According to the IDPH, as of 2 p.m. today there are 24 long-term care facilities in Iowa with COVID-19 outbreaks, one less 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 724 positive cases at long-term care facilities (11 fewer than reported yesterday), 439 recovered (five fewer than reported yesterday), and 364 deaths (two 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
June 29 Video Update
Today's video update from the Dubuque County Public Health Incident Management Team includes a review of the latest statistics for the county and state as well as a detailed explanation of what a "recovery" from COVID-19 means, details on the age groups experiencing new positive cases and why they are increasing, and how/why the virus impacts young people differently than others. Watch the video at https://youtu.be/8IYKVoy9xs4