COVID-19 Numbers Are Dropping
For the first time in over a year, the Rock Island County Health Department reports no new cases of COVID-19, no new deaths, and no residents are in the hospital.
Administrator Nita Ludwig is glad there are no new cases to report, saying vaccinations are working to keep people from getting infected.
The CDC's online tracker shows:
- 39% of all Rock Island County residents have been fully vaccinated.
- 46% of residents 12 and older, that's all who are eligible, are fully vaccinated.
- And 71% county residents who are 65 and older have been fully vaccinated.
The Iowa Department of Public Health reports two new cases of COVID-19 in Scott County, with no deaths, and three people in the hospital. And 45% of all residents have been fully vaccinated.
Dr. Louis Katz, Medical Director of the Scott County Health Department, says COVID-19 numbers in the Upper Midwest are a lot lower now than a year ago, and during most of the pandemic.
In both counties, test positivity rates have been consistently less than 3% for three weeks. For example, Tuesday in Scott County the seven-day-moving average is 0.7%. And it's 1.4% in Rock Island County.