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Cases Slowing But Deaths Rising

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The rate of people catching COVID-19 may be slowing down in the Quad Cities, but the number of people dying from it is rising. 

The Rock Island County Health Department reports eight more residents have died, bringing the total to 266. Rock Island County's case count is nearly eleven-thousand. 

The Scott County Health Department reports another COVID-19 death, for a total of 153. Scott County's case count is 14-thousand-300. 

Rock Island County's 7-day average, test positivity rate is 9.4 percent, while Scott County's is 14.7 percent. A month ago, those numbers were around five percentage points higher.

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