COVID-19 continues to spike in Dubuque
By Dominique Jeter (TheLorian)
COVID-19 cases are a trending topic as there is yet another spike in cases nationwide. In Iowa, the cases are on a high increase daily. As of Sunday, Nov. 8, Iowa has 4,270 new cases along with thirteen deaths and record high hospitalizations. Dubuque county alone has had 202 new cases, two deaths which brings the total to 69 deaths in the county, and hospitalizations as well. In an article by “The Courier” Governor Reynolds believes that there is no need for a shelter-in-place order so long as Iowans can abide by the measurers that intend to mitigate the spread of COVID-19.
As a college, there have been a number of students and employees tested. The majority of those tests were negative and a small fraction of positive tests. This information is updated throughout the week. Faculty, staff, and students receive a weekly email with updates and alert status for the week. Continuous testing is being offered throughout the Dubuque county. Testing will also be on campus on Monday, Nov. 16 from 12 p.m. to 2 p.m. To be tested, you must first schedule an appointment by visiting www.doineedacovid19test.com
The University of Dubuque’s cases are at 2,035 people that have been tested and they have 45 active positive cases on their campus. Clarke University has also reported theirs, where 1,077 have been tested and 27 has tested positive within the last week. The total number of positive cases since Aug. 14 is 106 with a positivity rate of 9.84 percent.