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All of QCs COVID-19 Transmission Level Is "High"

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Screenshot of the CDC data tracker map on 8/13/2021

Rock Island County's COVID-19 transmission level is now "high" compared to Thursday when it was a step lower at "substantial."

Updated 8/16/21

COVID-19 case numbers and hospitalizations continue to increase in Rock Island County. Today (Monday), the health department reported 137 new cases since Friday. Seven more residents have been admitted to the hospital since Friday, for a total of 23. And the county's seven-day-rolling average test positivity rate is 7.1%. The Iowa Department of Public Health will issue updated coronavirus data for Scott and Dubuque counties on Thursday.

On Friday, the county health department reported 77 new cases and 16 people in the hospital with COVID-19. The state health department says Rock Island County's test positivity rate was 5.3%, slightly higher than Thursday. And the CDC says 43.1% of the population is fully vaccinated.

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Michelle O'Neill
Rock Island County and Illinois Region 2 test positivity rates. It shows current rates are simialr to rates reported in April, 2021.

In Scott County, the Iowa Department of Public Health reports 24 people are hospitalized with the coronavirus infection. That's twice as many as last week. The CDC says 48.5% of the population is fully vaccinated.

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Michelle O'Neill
Recent Scott County test positivity rates are similar to rates in April and May, 2021.

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