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COVID-19 as of 1.13

Each day, the Telegraph Herald is recapping changes in local COVID-19 testing and recovery. Wednesday’s developments included:


  • Dubuque County added 49 new COVID-19 positive cases between 5 p.m. Tuesday and 5 p.m. Wednesday. The county’s 14-day positivity rate dipped slightly to 11.7%.
  • There were no new related deaths anywhere in the tri-state area.
  • Thirteen additional cases were confirmed in Jackson County during the 24-hour span, and the county’s 14-day positivity rate moved up slightly to 16.2%.
  • Ten additional cases were reported in Clayton County. The county’s rate fell to 18.6%.
  • Jones County had five additional cases and its rate ticked down to 13.5%.
  • Delaware County had four additional cases, and its rate fell to 12%.
  • The Iowa Department of Public Health on Wednesday released updated county-level hospitalization data as of Monday afternoon. At that time Dubuque County had 12 residents with COVID-19 hospitalized, unchanged from 24 hours prior; Clayton County had five, an increase of two; Delaware County had four, unchanged; Jackson County, two, a decrease of one; Jones County still had no residents hospitalized.
  • As of 5 p.m. Wednesday, there were just two area long-term-care facilities in this five-county region on the outbreak list. The cases include 41 at Hawkeye Care Center in Dubuque and 22 at Ennoble Nursing and Rehab in Dubuque, unchanged from 24 hours earlier.
  • Iowa’s statewide total of confirmed cases grew by 1,914 in 24 hours, topping 300,000 for a total of 300,319. There were 10 additional deaths, and the toll stood at 4,232 at 5 p.m. Wednesday.
  • In Wisconsin, Grant County reported 11 additional cases Wednesday. Iowa County had five new cases. Lafayette County reported four more cases. Crawford County had three new cases.
  • Statewide, Wisconsin reported 2,134 new cases Wednesday, pushing the total to 513,270. There were 37 additional related deaths reported, so the state count moved to 5,248.
  • In Illinois, Jo Daviess County reported 10 additional cases Wednesday.
  • Statewide, Illinois reported 5,862 new cases reported Wednesday, along with 97 more related deaths. That pushed the state’s total to 1,046,030 and 17,840 deaths.