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

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Wednesday, Oct. 20, 2021

257 New Positive Individuals and 1 Death Since Oct. 13

Pediatric Vaccinations

The FDA and CDC’s decision on Pfizer’s Covid-19 vaccine for children ages 5-11 is expected in the next few of weeks.  Local health care providers in Dubuque County are ordering vaccines and developing plans to accommodate vaccinations of this age group.  Additional information will be shared when available.

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Local Vaccination & Booster Opportunities

For current information on walk-in vaccination and booster clinics and other vaccination opportunities in Dubuque County, please visit or call 563-690-MAKE(6253).


(Oct. 13 to Oct. 20) 


  • 257 new positive individuals since Oct. 13
  • Total positive individuals to date = 15,834
Graph of New COVID-19 Cases in Dubuque County
Graph of New Cases by Age Group


  • 1,021 active cases in Dubuque County. (18 more than Oct. 13)
Graph of Active COVID-19 Cases in Dubuque County


  • 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 through Oct. 19 = 323.70 (+67.82 from previous 7 days)
  • Percent Positivity (last 7 days) through Oct. 16 = 13.13% (-0.59% change in last 7 days)


  • Dubuque County Residents Hospitalized = 23 as of Oct. 13. (5 more than Oct. 6)
  • Statewide hospitalizations are also increasing with 77.1% of those currently hospitalized due to COVID and 83.2% of those in ICU due to COVID being unvaccinated individuals. Details at
Graph of Dubuque County Resident COVID-19 Hospitalizations


  • 1 new death.
  • Total deaths related to COVID to date = 229
  • Underlying Cause Deaths = 208, Contributing Factor Deaths = 21
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  • 58.2% of all Dubuque County residents are fully vaccinated
  • Vaccinations Completed: 55,312
    (231 more than Oct. 13)
  • Vaccinations Started (1st dose): 2,213

For current information on Dubuque County vaccination opportunities, visit 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

For information on local COVID-19 testing options, visit

If you have questions, please call 563.556.6200.  

For current statewide data, please visit

Answers to 25 common COVID-19 vaccine questions

Vaccinations for COVID-19 began being administered in the U.S. on Dec. 14, 2020. The quick rollout came a little more than a year after the virus was first identified in November 2019. The impressive speed with which vaccines were developed has also left a lot of people with a lot of questions. The questions range from the practical—how will I get vaccinated?—to the scientific—how do these vaccines even work?

Keep reading to discover answers to 25 common COVID-19 vaccine questions.