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QC COVID Survivor Living Life & Doing Well


A Quad Cities man who's recovered from COVID-19 is living life and doing well more than a month later.

Herb Trix reports 41-year-old Jason Roessler, of Rock Island, got tested on July 11th after his wife tested positive for the coronavirus.

His test was positive, too, so he took two weeks off from his welding job to quarantine with his wife and son.

Earlier in the spring, Roessler was concerned about getting infected because he has type two diabetes.

At first he had no symptoms, but then Roessler says he eventually developed a cough and lost his sense of smell.

He said it felt like he had a mild cold. His wife's symptoms were the same except she also felt exhausted.

But his 12-year-old son never had any symptoms and never tested positive.

Another member of the family also contracted COVID-19. Roessler's uncle was on a ventilator for a while.

He has underlying conditions and is still in the hospital. 

Credit Michelle O'Neill / WVIK News

Rock Island County, IL health officials say three more people have died of COVID-19, bringing the total to 56 deaths. The vast majority of those patients had been living in nursing homes. The county also added 30 more cases for a total of 2,091.   

By contrast, a Scott County, IA health official says its total case count is 2,020, with 19 deaths. 

Credit Michelle O'Neill / WVIK News

Of the number of coronavirus tests conducted in Scott County, 7.1% were positive, compared to 6.9% a week ago. For two weeks in a row, the positive test rate in Rock Island County has been at 4.8%.

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