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Posted on: February 22, 2021

Local COVID-19 Update, February 22, 2021

Dubuque County: 76 New First-Dose Vaccinations, 5 New Positive Individuals, and 1 New Death.

Dubuque County: 76 New First-Dose Vaccinations, 5 New Positive Individuals, and 1 New Death.

Iowa: 553 New First-Dose Vaccinations, 188 New Positive Individuals, and 38 New Deaths.


10 COVID-19 Variant Cases in Iowa

Viruses are constantly changing, and this includes SARS-CoV-2, the virus that causes COVID-19. There are currently three known variants of COVID-19 in the United States. 

  • Variant B.1.1.7 is present in 44 states with 1,661 cases nationwide, including 10 in Iowa. (There are currently no reported cases in Dubuque County.) 
  • Variant B.1.351 is present in 10 states with 22 total cases. 
  • Variant P.1 is reported in 4 states with 5 total cases.

The emerging variants have mutations in the virus genome that alter the characteristics and cause the virus to act differently in ways that are significant to public health (e.g., causes more severe disease, spreads more easily between humans, requires different treatments, changes the effectiveness of current vaccines). It’s important to understand that genetic mutations are expected, and some variants can spread and become predominant while others subside.

For more information, visit: https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/transmission/variant-cases.html



DUBUQUE COUNTY 24-HOUR CHANGES & TOTALS  

(11 a.m. yesterday to 11 a.m. today) 

VACCINATIONS OF COUNTY RESIDENTS  
https://coronavirus.iowa.gov/pages/vaccineinformation

  • Vaccinations started (1st dose): 9,106
     (76 more than yesterday)
  • Vaccinations completed (2nd dose): 5,740
     (same as yesterday)

VACCINE PROVIDER INFORMATION
https://coronavirus.iowa.gov/pages/vaccineinformation#VaccineProviders


POSITIVE INDIVIDUALS
https://coronavirus.iowa.gov/pages/case-counts

  • 5 more positive individuals than yesterday
  • Total individuals positive to date = 12,239
  • Positive cases over the last 7 days:  91

14-Day COVID-19 Trendline New Cases in Dubuque County - February 22 (JPG)

ACTIVE CASES

  • 554 active cases in Dubuque County (7 less than yesterday)

DEATHS   
https://coronavirus.iowa.gov/pages/outcome-analysis-deaths

  • 1 new death.
  • Total deaths related to COVID to date = 192 
  • Underlying Cause Deaths = 179, Contributing Factor Deaths = 13

HOSPITALIZATIONS 
https://coronavirus.iowa.gov/pages/rmcc-data

  • Dubuque County Residents Hospitalized = 10 as of Feb. 20. (3 less than Feb. 15)

TESTING & POSITIVITY RATE
https://coronavirus.iowa.gov/pages/case-counts

  • 136 more tests than yesterday
  • Total tests to date = 156,285
  • Past 14-day average = 3.3%
  • Past 7-day average = 3.6%

LONG-TERM CARE FACILITY OUTBREAKS
https://coronavirus.iowa.gov/pages/long-term-care

 1 long-term care facility outbreak (same as yesterday):

  • Stonehill Care Center, Dubuque (76 current positive cases, 2 in the last 14 days, and 62 recoveries) 

Please do not reply to this message.  If you have questions, please call 563.556.6200.  
For COVID-19 information specific to Dubuque County, visit  www.dubuquecounty.org/COVID19

 For current statewide data, please visit coronavirus.iowa.gov/

General Guidelines (JPG)

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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