The Telegraph Herald is recapping changes in local COVID-19 testing and vaccinations. Saturday’s developments included:

  • Two additional COVID-19-related deaths were reported in local counties between 5 p.m. Friday and 5 p.m. today. One more related death was reported in Dubuque County, so its death toll rose to 205, the sixth-highest among Iowa’s counties. One additional related death was reported in Clayton County, Iowa, increasing its death toll to 56.
  • Five more residents of Dubuque County were confirmed to have COVID-19 during the 24-hour span.
  • A series of walk-in COVID-19 vaccination clinics are planned in Dubuque this week. The next one is scheduled for 11 a.m. to 8 p.m. Monday, April 26, at the Kennedy Mall vaccination site. Additional walk-in clinics are planned each day. Information about those can be found at
  • As of Saturday, 98,857 residents of the Telegraph Herald’s 10-county coverage area had been fully vaccinated, 32.8% of the area’s population.
  • The state did not provide new county-level hospitalization data Saturday. The most recent data stated that, as of Tuesday, five residents each of Dubuque and Delaware counties were hospitalized with COVID-19. Two such residents of Jones County were hospitalized. No such residents of Clayton and Jackson counties were hospitalized as of Tuesday.
  • As of 5 p.m. Saturday, Dubuque County had a 14-day positivity rate of 3.5%. Rates in other area Iowa counties were Clayton County, 2.9%; Delaware County, 2.9%; Jackson County, 4.1%; and Jones County, 2.8%.
  • Statewide, Iowa reported 398 additional residents with COVID-19 in the 24-hour period that ended at 5 p.m. Saturday, increasing the state’s total to 362,732.
  • The state reported 20 additional related deaths as of 5 p.m. Saturday, raising the death toll to 5,927.
  • As of Saturday, 974,735 people had been fully vaccinated in Iowa, an increase of 23,221 from Friday.
  • In Wisconsin, a COVID-19 vaccination clinic is planned for 10 a.m. to noon on Monday, April 26, at Potosi Brewing Co., 209 S. Main St. in Potosi. Walk-ins are welcome. More information is available by calling 608-723-6416.
  • In Wisconsin, vaccination appointments are available for the vaccination clinic at Lands’ End Comer Center in Dodgeville on Thursday, April 29. To register, visit The Moderna vaccine will be administered.
  • Wisconsin reported 494 additional confirmed COVID-19 cases Saturday, increasing its total to 594,283. The state’s death toll increased by 19 to 6,757.
  • As of Saturday, 1.8 million residents have been fully vaccinated, or 31.1% of the population.
  • There were 2,907 new COVID-19 cases announced Saturday in Illinois, for a state total of 1,318,998. The state reported 25 additional related deaths, increasing the death toll to 21,802.
  • Illinois also reported more than 3.7 million residents were fully vaccinated — 29.2% of the state’s population.

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