Saturday, Sept. 19, Update
69 New Cases in Dubuque County, 837 New Cases and Six Deaths Statewide
24-HOUR CHANGES & NEW TOTALS
(11 a.m. yesterday to 11 a.m. today):
- Dubuque County: 69 new cases. Total confirmed cases to date = 2,688
- Iowa: 837 new cases. Total confirmed cases to date = 79,136
TESTING & POSITIVITY RATE (As reported by the Iowa Department of Public Health)
- 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%.
- 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%
- Dubuque County: Hospitalized = 16 as of Sept. 16. Same as Sept. 15.
- Iowa: Currently hospitalized = 282. (one more than yesterday.)
- 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
- Shortness of breath or difficulty breathing
- Muscle or body aches
- New loss of taste or smell
- Sore throat
- Congestion or runny nose
- Nausea or vomiting
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