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COVID-19: 1 Death Reported in Scott County While QC Case Numbers Rise

Michelle O'Neill

The number of people with coronavirus infections continues to rise in the Quad Cities.

There was one new COVID-19 death reported in Scott County Wednesday and 168 new cases over the past week. That's an average of 24 new cases per day compared to 20 per day the week before. The positivity rate in Scott County is 8.7% compared to 7.3% last Wednesday. Eleven county residents are in the hospital being treated for COVID-19 compared to 3 a week ago.

On Wednesday, there were 19 new cases reported in Rock Island County since Tuesday. Over the last week, the Illinois Department of Public Health reports an average of 20 new, daily cases compared to 14.6 cases the week before. Rock Island County's 7-day rolling average test positivity rate was 6.1%, up 0.1% from a day earlier. On Thursday, the rate decreased to 5.7%. Hospitals in Rock Island County are have 11 county residents who are inpatients with COVID-19, one more than on Monday.

The number of people fully vaccinated for COVID-19 continues to slowly increase. In Scott County, it's 48.2% of the population, and in Rock Island County 42.7%.

The CDC COVID tracker reports slightly different numbers compared to state and local data. But here's an animation showing the increase in cases over the past month. You can try to zoom in to eastern Iowa and northwestern Illinois to get a closer look.

Officially, Michelle's title for 28 years was WVIK News Editor. She did everything there is to do in the newsroom and whatever was needed around the radio station. She also served as Acting News Director from September 2023 - January 2024.
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