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QC COVID-19 Cases Continue to Rise Dramatically

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Michelle O'Neill
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WVIK News
QC new daily confirmed COVID-19 cases

Quad Cities health officials are asking people to buckle down to help prevent the rapid spread of COVID-19. Today, Scott County reported 386 cases, bringing its total to 6,761 since the pandemic began. 

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Iowa Region 5 hospitalization data from the Iowa Dept. of Public Health as of 11/09/2020

Doug Cropper, President and CEO of Genesis Health System, says one mayor in South Dakota told people to act as if they already have COVID-19.

And Cropper thinks that's an excellent idea to try and turn this around. 

The number of COVID deaths in Scott and Rock Island counties has reached 160. Bob Erickson, President and CEO of Unity Point Health Trinity, says the mortality rate is 9-10% for patients who end up in the hospital with the disease. 

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Number of Rock Island County residents in the hospital as of 11/09/2020

In Rock Island County, the seven-day moving average for test positivity has risen to 18.4%. And 53 county residents are hospitalized with COVID-19. 

The 14-day test positivity rate in Scott County has jumped to an average of 21.8%. The total number of confirmed cases in both counties is 12,370.

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QC total cumulative confirmed cases
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Rock Island County and Illinois Region 2 test positivity line graph

  

Officially, Michelle's title is WVIK News Editor which really just means she wears many hats, doing everything there is to do in the newsroom and around the radio station. She's a multimedia journalist and serves as Assignment Editor, reporter, radio news producer, copy editor, announcer, news anchor/host, and photographer. She also writes and produces content for WVIK.org and social media and trains interns.
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