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An Update on COVID-19 in the QC

The number of hospitalized patients with COVID-19 is decreasing at Quad Cities health care systems.

Genesis Health System reports 32 COVID patients are being treated at its hospitals today, and that's down from 45 at this time a week ago. Eight are in intensive care, down from 12 last week.

UnityPoint Health - Trinity reports it's taking care of 42 COVID-19 patients, compared to 56 a week ago. And 10 are being treated in ICUs, compared to 12 last week.

Meantime, on Friday, Rock Island County reported seven new deaths compared to eight the previous week. And it reported 615 new cases over the week (Feb. 5-11, 2022). That's an average of 88 new cases per day over the week, down from an average of 182 per day over the previous week (Feb. 4-10, 2022).

The Illinois Department of Public Health reports nursing homes in Rock Island County have 33 new COVID-19 cases among their employees, down from 63 cases the previous week. But new cases among residents rose to 42, up from 31 the week before.

Last Wednesday (Feb. 9, 2022), the Iowa Department of Public Health reported 13 new COVID-19 deaths in Scott County during the week (Feb. 3-9, 2022), raising the county's pandemic total to 359.

There were 1,371 new cases of COVID-19, for an average of 197 per day, down from an average of 239 per day the previous week (Jan. 26-Feb. 2, 2022).

Also last Wednesday, the state agency reported Dubuque County had one new death, and 1,034 new cases over one week (Feb. 3-9, 2022).

 Monthly COVID-19 cases and deaths in Rock Island County and Scott County since July, 2021
Michelle O'Neill
Monthly COVID-19 cases and deaths in Rock Island County and Scott County since July, 2021

Officially, Michelle's title is WVIK News Editor. She does everything there is to do in the newsroom and whatever may be needed around the radio station.
A native of Detroit, Herb Trix began his radio career as a country-western disc jockey in Roswell, New Mexico (“KRSY, your superkicker in the Pecos Valley”), in 1978. After a stint at an oldies station in Topeka, Kansas (imagine getting paid to play “Louie Louie” and “Great Balls of Fire”), he wormed his way into news, first in Topeka, and then in Freeport Illinois.