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Updated 8/3/2021 - The CDC COVID-19 tracker shows Rock Island County's level of transmission is "substantial," and Scott County's is "high." At those levels, the CDC recommends everyone (whether vaccinated or not) wear a mask in indoor public places and practice social distancing. Local health departments are asking everyone to follow all the CDC guidelines. Both departments say the best way to prevent serious illness and death from the coronavirus infection is vaccination. People from 12 years old and up are eligible and can find a place to get one at vaccines.gov. Vaccines The Scott County Health Department offers a weekday, Johnson & Johnson vaccine clinic on the 4th floor of the Scott County Administrative Center, 600 W. 4th St. in Davenport. Illinois and Iowa residents are eligible, and walk-ins are welcome.Rock Island County Health Department, 309.793.1955. Tuesdays and Fridays, 9 am until 4 pm (but not during the noon hour) at its offices at 2112 25th Ave. in Rock Island. The CDC has a Vaccine Finder website for the entire country. Click HERE for a Quad Cities area search.Find a list of local providers as curated by the QC COVID Coalition on togetherqc.comCASI, the Center for Active Seniors in Davenport, is helping Scott County residents 65 and older with online vaccine registration. The number to call is 563.386.7477.COVID-19 Testing InformationBesides checking the county health department websites, check HERE for permanent Illinois DPH test sites and HERE for mobile test sites. Community Health Care clinics in the Illinois Quad Cities and the CVS in Rock Island are included, but registration and screening are required.Go to DoINeedaCOVID19Test.com to find pharmacies that offer free testing in both Illinois and Iowa.Iowa residents can register for a free COVID-19 test at TestIowa.com. The Iowa DPH testing in Scott County is by appointment at NorthPark Mall in Davenport.Local Resources:TogetherQC - Quad Cities COVID-19 Coalition ResponseRock Island County Health Department, 309.793.1955Scott County Health Department, 563.326.8618Quad Cities Chamber of Commerce

QC Reaches 34,000 Confirmed COVID-19 Cases, 552 Deaths

Upate 5/3/2021

More new cases of the coronavirus were reported in the Quad Cities today - 27 in Scott County (total of 19,598), and an average of 29 per day over the weekend in Rock Island County (total of 14,443).  

There were no new deaths in either county (total of 313 in Rock Island County and 239 in Scott County), and the positivity rate in the Illinois Quad Cities is 4%, and it's 7.4% in the Iowa Quad Cities. The rates have been gradually rising over the past several days. 
See the slide show above for statistics and graphs showing trends. 
Dubuque County reports no new deaths, 17 new cases, and a positivity rate of just 1.7%.
Illinois health officials reported 2,000 new cases and 28 additional deaths on Monday, along with nearly 17,000 vaccinations administered. The statewide test positivity rate is 4%. 
The Iowa Department of Public Health on Monday reported 160 new COVID-19 cases, and seven additional deaths. Iowa’s test positivity rate is 4.2%. State data also shows more than 1 million Iowans have been fully vaccinated, and 278,000 more people have received one dose so far. 

Previous Version 4/6/2021

Local health officials continue to worry about recent increases in the number of COVID-19 cases and hospitalizations. Rock Island County has reported 13,639 confirmed cases, and Scott County reports a total of 18,370. 

The number of deaths from the coronavirus infection is now 542, with 309 reported in Rock Island County and 233 in Scott County. Hospitalizations have also increased with 25 Rock Island County residents who are in-patients with COVID-19 and 22 Scott County residents. 

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Rock Island County & Scott County in-patients with coronavirus infections 

In Illinois Region 2, the percentage of available ICU beds is decreasing. It's one of the statistics the state uses to help decide if more restrictions should be implemented. The target is 20% or more. 

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Illinois Region 2 ICU beds available

The test positivity rate (7-day moving average) for Rock Island County is 4.8% and for Scott County it's 12.3%. 

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Scott County COVID-19 test positivity rates over time
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Rock Island County COVID-19 test positivity rates over time

Here's a look at the number of COVID-19 cases and deaths per month.

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Nineteen Rock Island County residents are in the hospital with the coronavirus infection, 20 are hospitalized in Scott County. 

The 7-day-moving average test positivity rate in Scott County is 10.5% and in Rock Island County it's 4.3%.  

Previous version 3/16/2021

The number of confirmed cases of COVID-19 in the Quad Cities totals 30,489, with 13,129 cases in Rock Island County and 17,360 in Scott County. The number of cases reported daily has decreased steadily over the past couple of months. 

The number of deaths from the coronavirus infection is now 525, with 306 reported in Rock Island County and 219 in Scott County. <--break->As of today, the Iowa Department of Public Health has reported one death in Scott County four days in a row.

The number of cases and deaths per month is shown in the bar graph below.  


The number of Rock Island County resident fully vaccinated is about 16,000, or 11% of the population. In Scott County, about 18,700 residents have been fully vaccinated, also 11% of the population. 

The line graph in the slideshow above shows case fatality rates for the two counties. Scientists and data analysts say the statistic is not a very good measure of mortality from COVID-19 because it relies solely on numbers of tested individuals.

Those who seek testing are far more likely to have symptoms compared to the general population. In other words, we don't know the actual number of infections in the  population. 

But case fatality rates do show trends and help scientists and others make decisions.       

For comparison, here's a graph of the Quad Cities recovery rate, based on the same data. 

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(Previous version 3/4/2021)

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The number of confirmed cases of COVID-19 in the Quad Cities has reached 30,000.

With 12,924 reported in Rock Island County and 17,090 in Scott County, that's a cumulative total of 30,014 over nearly a year.

Five-hundred-fifteen (515) local residents have died, with one new death reported in Scott County today. In February, 37 people died of COVID-19 compared to a monthly high of 174 who died in December. Last month's death toll is similar to August when 39 people died.

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Data as of 3/2/2021

Both counties' test positivity rates have been dropping. Rock Island County's seven-day rolling average is 2.5%, down from a high of 22.1% on November 15th, 2020. Scott County's is 3.3% compared to highs around 25%, also in November.

The test positivity rate over the past year is slightly decreasing in Rock Island County at 8%. Scott County's has flattened at 21.2%.

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The number of people who've received both doses of vaccine is now 9,151 in Rock Island County, or 6.4% of the population. And in Scott County, 8,358 people have been fully vaccinated so far. That's approximately 4.5% of the population.

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