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Coronavirus & COVID-19 Trackers & Data

QC COVID-19 cases & deaths by month as of 11/17/2020.

(Update: 12/03/2020)

More than 20,500 people have tested positive for COVID-19 in the Quad Cities, and 256 have died. 

ICU beds in local and regional hospitals are filling up as shown by the following two images. 

Credit https://coronavirus.iowa.gov/pages/rmcc-data / IDPH
Screenshot of Iowa's hospital Region 5 data 


(Previous version: 11/30/2020)

COVID-19 cases and deaths per month in the Quad Cities (Rock Island County and Scott County)

The number of COVID-19 cases in November reached more than 10,000, and the number of deaths more than doubled compared to October. 


The number of COVID-19 cases in the Quad Cities reported per day peaked on Nov. 11th at 616. <--break->

The graph above shows cumulative Quad Cities, Scott County, and Rock Island County cases. <--break->

The line graph above shows cumulative deaths on the left and deaths reported per day on the right to compare the numbers over time. <--break->

Daily new deaths are shown on the right, with daily cases on the left. The bold lines show the 14-day moving averages to compare trends over time. <--break->     

(Previous version: 11/17/2020)

Cumulative case counts

The total number of COVID-19 cases in the Quad Cities has reached 15,911. And a total of 178 local residents have died of the disease caused by the coronavirus.

Rock Island County's test positivity rate is 21.9%. That's a 7-day rolling average. Scott County's test positivity rate is 26.7% averaged over 14 days. See slide show above for more statistics. 


(Previous version: 11/04/2020)

The Illinois Quad Cities and the rest of the state's Region 2 are under stricter COVID-19 guidelines as the disease continues to cause illness and death. See the graphics in the slide show for details. Below, a graph shows the case and death trendlines for the Quad Cities. 

Credit Michelle O'Neill / WVIK News
This graph has two different axes, one on the left for new daily COVID-19 cases, and one on the right for new daily deaths. The purpose is to compare changes in trends over time, not just the raw numbers.

(Previous version: 10/9/2020)

As of Friday, 10/9/2020, the number of Scott County COVID-19 cases is slightly higher at 3,477 than the number in Rock Island County at 3,415 (see last chart in slide show above). 


Since the pandemic began, Scott County's numbers have trended slightly lower than Rock Island County's figures. But for the past eight days, that trend has reversed.  


Over several months, Scott County's overall positive test rate has been slowly rising compared to Rock Island County's which has been flat to increasing slightly (see first graph in slide show).


The number of Rock Island County residents hospitalized with COVID-19 reached a high of 27 earlier on Wednesday (10/7). The previous high was 25 more than five months ago, on 4/25/2020 (see graph below).  

Rock Island County residents in the hospital with COVID-19, 10/9/2020

(Previous version:) On Friday, 9/18/2020, Rock Island and Scott counties reported 44 and 83 new, daily COVID-19 cases respectively, for a combined 127. That's the highest number since the pandemic began in the Quad Cities. Rock Island County has reported 79 deaths since March, and Scott County has had 27 deaths. That's 106 for the Quad Cities. The overall number of cases in Rock Island County is now 2,908 and 2,713 in Scott County, for a Quad Cities total of 5,721. 

Friday (9/18) was also the second time Rock Island County has reached a warning level for COVID-19 metrics that fail to meet IDPH targets. The test positivity rate for the county from 9/6-9/12/2020 was 11%, well above the 8% maximum rate set by the state agency. Two other metrics are also outside state targets.  

See the slides above for local data. Below you'll find several interactive maps, graphs, and links with details about COVID-19. 



The next three trackers are from The Associated Press and are difficult to navigate due to size. The next one is the popular Johns Hopkins University dashboard and map, followed below by an excellent dashboard and map with information about Illinois, its counties, and surrounding states from Western Illinois University's GIS Center and ILGISA.  

"Mouse over" each state or county for more information in the AP tracker. For larger, easier to navigate maps, see below for links to WIU's Illinois map (county statistics) and the global map from Johns Hopkins University.




Credit https://coronavirus.jhu.edu/map.html / Johns Hopkins University, CSSE
Johns Hopkins University, CSSE
Screenshot of the Coronavirus COVID-19 Global Cases by the Center for Systems Science and Engineering (CSSE) at Johns Hopkins University

Dr. Louis Katz from the Scott County Health Department recommends the Johns Hopkins University interactive map for up-to-date statistics about the number of cases around the world. Click HERE for that map.

State public health information is HERE for Illinois and HERE for Iowa


Credit https://tinyurl.com/WIUCOVID19MAP / Western Illinois University GIS Center
Western Illinois University GIS Center
Screenshot of the WIU COVID-19/Coronavirus map

Click HERE for an interactive map of Illinois counties and COVID-19 data. Western Illinois University worked with a couple of groups to provide an online map of COVID-19 cases in Illinois. 

It also includes statistics for bordering counties in other states.


Initially, Fulton County officials asked Western's GIS Center for a regional map of cases for the county emergency management website. Then the Illinois GIS Association also requested a web map of COVID-19 cases. 

The GIS center also partnered with the "Department of Earth, Atmospheric, and Geographic Information Sciences" to create the Illinois COVID-19 map. And experts from all three groups also created a dashboard to summarize statewide totals. 

The WIU map highlights counties where cases have been reported. And users can zoom in to learn how many cases are located in specific counties.

The map and dashboard use data from the Illinois Department of Public Health and other states' health agencies. Currently, it's updated once a day.
And go to the CDC website for information. 


Officially, Michelle's title for 28 years was WVIK News Editor. She did everything there is to do in the newsroom and whatever was needed around the radio station. She also served as Acting News Director from September 2023 - January 2024.
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