DUBUQUE (WKOW) — Both Dubuque County and the city of Dubuque were identified as red zones for elevated dangers of spreading COVID-19, according to the latest report from the White House Coronavirus Task Force.
According to a news release from the city of Dubuque, Iowa is also listed as one of the red zone states in the report.
No Wisconsin communities or counties are listed in the “red zone.”
The report identifies red zones as those core-based statistical areas (CBSAs) and counties that during the last week reported both new cases above 100 per 100,000 population, and a diagnostic test positivity result above 10 percent.
Dubuque County is one of eight Iowa red zone counties and the city of Dubuque is one of three red zone metro areas.
The report states Iowa is in the red zone for cases, indicating more than 100 new cases per 100,000 population last week, and is in the yellow zone for test positivity, indicating a rate between 5-10 percent. It says Iowa has seen stability in new cases and an increase in testing positivity over the past week. The following three counties had the highest number of new cases over the past three weeks: 1. Polk County, 2. Scott County, and 3. Dubuque County. These counties represent 36.9 percent of new cases in lowa.
Read the full report at https://int.nyt.com/data/documenttools/states-report-virus-response-july-26/e241189157b34378/full.pdf The information on Iowa begins on page 121.