The City of Dubuque is hosting a weekly update on the COVID-19 pandemic.

 

Dubuque County Public Health Incident Management Graphic

Wednesday, Jan. 12, 2022


909 New Positive Individuals and 3 Deaths
Since Jan. 5


Incident Management Team Video Update

Thumbnail from Jan. 12, 2022, video update.

Click here or on the image above to watch today's video for details from the Dubuque County Public Health Incident Management Team on new cases, the omicron variant, testing options, and more on quarantine and isolation.

COVID-19 Isolation & Quarantine Guidelines

ISOLATE
I tested positive for COVID-19, now what? 

Everyone, regardless of vaccination status:

  • Stay home for 5 days.
  • If you have no symptoms or your symptoms are resolved after 5 days, you can leave your house.
  • Continue to wear a mask around others for 5 additional days.

If you have a fever, continue to stay home until your fever resolves. 

QUARANTINE
I was exposed to someone with COVID-19, now what?

If you:
Have been boosted OR
Completed the primary series of Pfizer or Moderna vaccine within the last 6 months OR
Completed the primary series of J&J vaccine within the last 2 months:

  • Wear a mask around others for 10 days
  • Test on day 5, if possible.
  • If you develop symptoms, get a test and stay home.

If you: 
Are unvaccinated OR
Completed the primary series of Pfizer or Moderna vaccine over 6 months ago and are not boosted OR
Completed the primary series of J&J over 2 months ago and are not boosted:

  • Stay home for 5 days.
  • After that continue to wear a mask around others for 5 additional days.
  • If you can’t quarantine, you must wear a mask for 10 days.
  • Test on day 5, if possible.

If you develop symptoms get tested and stay home until you know the results. 

For more information, visit https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/your-health/quarantine-isolation.html


DUBUQUE COUNTY CHANGES & TOTALS

(Jan. 5 - Jan. 12) 

POSITIVE INDIVIDUALS

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

  • 909 new positive individuals since Jan. 5.
  • Total positive individuals to date = 22,044
New COVID-19 Cases in Dubuque County
New Cases by Age Group

HOSPITALIZATIONS 

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

  • 35 County Hospitalizations:  Today, MercyOne Dubuque Medical Center has 18 inpatients with COVID-19 and UnityPoint Health – Finley Hospital has 17 for a total of 35 people hospitalized with COVID in Dubuque County.  Please note: This count is NOT limited to Dubuque County residents and may include area residents from outside Dubuque County.
  • Of those hospitalized with COVID in Dubuque County 75% are unvaccinated and 25% are vaccinated.
  • Statewide, 923 Iowans are hospitalized with COVID, 131 more than last Wednesday.  72.6% of those currently hospitalized due to COVID and 78.9% of those in ICU due to COVID are unvaccinated individuals. Details at https://coronavirus.iowa.gov/pages/hospital-data
Dubuque County Hospitalizations

ACTIVE CASES

  • 2,273 active cases in Dubuque County. (672 more than Jan. 5)
Graph of Active COVID-19 Cases in Dubuque County

DEATHS

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

  • 3 new deaths since Jan. 5.
  • Total deaths related to COVID to date = 271
  • Underlying Cause Deaths = 248, Contributing Factor Deaths = 23

COMMUNITY TRANSMISSION RATE

https://covid.cdc.gov/covid-data-tracker/#county-view

  • The CDC continues to rate Dubuque County at the HIGH level of community transmission of COVID-19.
  • 7-Day New Case Rate per 100K Population = 567.25 (+253.82 from previous 7 days)
  • Percent Positivity (last 7 days) = 27.48% (+6.7% change in last 7 days)
Sleeves Up! Dubuque County Logo

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

  • 62.3% of all Dubuque County residents are fully vaccinated
  • 66.5% of all Dubuque County residents age 5+ are fully vaccinated
  • 51% of all county residents fully vaccinated have received a booster dose
  • Vaccinations Completed: 60,671
  • Vaccinations Started (1st dose): 3,628

For current information on Dubuque County vaccination opportunities, visit www.dubuquecounty.org/sleevesup or call 563-690-MAKE(6253).The CDC and FDA are operating a Vaccine Adverse Event Reporting System (VAERS).  To report a reaction or view data, visit https://vaers.hhs.gov/

For information on local COVID-19 testing options, visit www.dubuquecounty.org/covidtesting

If you have questions, please call 563.556.6200.  

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

 

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