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Posted on: September 16, 2020

Local COVID-19 Update, September 16, 2020

43 New Cases in Dubuque County, 848 New Cases and Two Deaths Statewide

43 New Cases in Dubuque County, 848 New Cases and Two Deaths Statewide

(11 a.m. yesterday to 11 a.m. today): 


  • Dubuque County: 43 new cases. Total confirmed cases to date = 2,461
  • Iowa: 848 new cases. Total confirmed cases to date = 76,125

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  • Dubuque County: No additional deaths. Total deaths to date = 38
  • Iowa: 2 additional deaths. Total deaths to date = 1,235

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

Dubuque County:

  • 169 more individuals tested. Total residents tested to date = 26,849
  • Dubuque County Test Positivity Rate: 14-day average = 11.9%, average to date = 9.2%.


  • 5,744 more individuals tested. Total Iowa residents tested to date = 712,927
  • Iowa Test Positivity Rate: 14-day average = 8.6%, average to date = 10.7%


  • Dubuque County: Hospitalized = 16 as of Sept. 14. Same as Sept. 13.
  • Iowa: Currently hospitalized = 291. (7 more than yesterday.)


  • Dubuque County: New recoveries = 18. Total number of recoveries = 1,833
  • Iowa: New recoveries = 740. Total number of recoveries = 58,008

A positive COVID-19 patient is considered recovered if it has been at least 10 days since symptoms first appeared, they have gone at least 24 hours with no fever without fever-reducing medication, and symptoms have improved.


  • Dubuque County: No long-term care facility outbreaks reported.
  • Iowa: 38 outbreaks (Two more than reported yesterday)

For the most current information on COVID-19, visit For COVID-19 information specific to Dubuque County, visit

Free Local Testing Opportunities

The Dubuque Test Iowa Clinic, operated by Epic Health and Wellness, continues to offer free COVID-19 testing for any Iowan. To be tested at this location, you must first take the Test Iowa assessment at All testing at this location is by appointment, Monday through Thursday. After taking the assessment, appointments can be made by calling 563.583.6595 or scheduled online.

Hartig Drug Company pharmacies and Union Family Pharmacy are also offering free COVID-19 test collection, also by appointment, in Dubuque. This free COVID-19 test collection program is not affiliated with Test Iowa and is implemented in collaboration with the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) and eTrueNorth, a laboratory services company focused on enhancing pharmacies’ access to diagnostic laboratory testing.

Test collection sites for this program can be found at The online portal helps patients make test collection appointments. Any individual, regardless of their state of residence, is eligible to test, even if they are not experiencing COVID-19 symptoms.

Please note that advance registration is required and test collection schedules vary by site. To register, or for more information, visit

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This message is from the Dubuque County Public Health Incident Management Team, which includes staff from the from the Dubuque County Health Department, City of Dubuque Health Department, Dubuque County Emergency Management Agency, and the Dubuque Visiting Nurse Association.

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