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

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Wednesday, Oct. 13, 2021

315 New Positive Individuals and 2 Deaths Since Oct. 6

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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. 6 to Oct. 13) 


  • 315 new positive individuals since Oct. 6
  • Total positive individuals to date = 15,577
Graph of New COVID-19 Cases in Dubuque County
Graph of New Cases by Age Group


  • 1,003 active cases in Dubuque County. (61 more than Oct. 6)
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. 11 = 255.88 (+11.3 from previous 7 days)
  • Percent Positivity (last 7 days) through Oct. 9 = 13.72% (+2.49% change in last 7 days)


  • Dubuque County Residents Hospitalized = 18 as of Oct. 6. (6 more than Sept. 29)
  • Statewide hospitalizations are also increasing with 75.3% of those currently hospitalized due to COVID and 80.9% of those in ICU due to COVID being unvaccinated individuals. Details at
Graph of Dubuque County Resident COVID-19 Hospitalizations


  • 2 new deaths.
  • Total deaths related to COVID to date = 228
  • Underlying Cause Deaths = 207, Contributing Factor Deaths = 21
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  • 58% of all Dubuque County residents are fully vaccinated
  • Vaccinations Completed: 55,081
    (244 more than Oct. 6)
  • Vaccinations Started (1st dose): 2,261

For current information on Dubuque County vaccination opportunities, visit or call 563-690-MAKE(6253).

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

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