Coronavirus & COVID-19 Trackers

Mar 4, 2020

On Friday, Sept. 18th, Rock Island and Scott counties reported 44 and 83 new, daily COVID-19 cases respectively, for a combined 127. That's the highest number since the pandemic began in the Quad Cities. Rock Island County has reported 79 deaths since March, and Scott County has had 27 deaths. That's 106 for the Quad Cities. The overall number of cases in Rock Island County is now 2,908 and 2,713 in Scott County, for a Quad Cities total of 5,721. 

Friday was also the second time Rock Island County has reached a warning level for COVID-19 metrics that fail to meet IDPH targets. The test positivity rate for the county from 9/6-9/12/2020 was 11%, well above the 8% maximum rate set by the state agency. Two other metrics are also outside state targets.  

See the slides above for local data. Below you'll find several interactive maps, graphs, and links with details about COVID-19. 

The next three trackers are from The Associated Press and are difficult to navigate due to size. The next one is the popular Johns Hopkins University dashboard and map, followed below by an excellent dashboard and map with information about Illinois, its counties, and surrounding states from Western Illinois University's GIS Center and ILGISA.  

"Mouse over" each state or county for more information in the AP tracker. For larger, easier to navigate maps, see below for links to WIU's Illinois map (county statistics) and the global map from Johns Hopkins University.

Screenshot of the Coronavirus COVID-19 Global Cases by the Center for Systems Science and Engineering (CSSE) at Johns Hopkins University
Credit https://coronavirus.jhu.edu/map.html / Johns Hopkins University, CSSE

Dr. Louis Katz from the Scott County Health Department recommends the Johns Hopkins University interactive map for up-to-date statistics about the number of cases around the world. Click HERE for that map.

State public health information is HERE for Illinois and HERE for Iowa

Screenshot of the WIU COVID-19/Coronavirus map
Credit https://tinyurl.com/WIUCOVID19MAP / Western Illinois University GIS Center

Click HERE for an interactive map of Illinois counties and COVID-19 data. Western Illinois University worked with a couple of groups to provide an online map of COVID-19 cases in Illinois. 

It also includes statistics for bordering counties in other states.

Initially, Fulton County officials asked Western's GIS Center for a regional map of cases for the county emergency management website. Then the Illinois GIS Association also requested a web map of COVID-19 cases. 

The GIS center also partnered with the "Department of Earth, Atmospheric, and Geographic Information Sciences" to create the Illinois COVID-19 map. And experts from all three groups also created a dashboard to summarize statewide totals. 

The WIU map highlights counties where cases have been reported. And users can zoom in to learn how many cases are located in specific counties.

The map and dashboard use data from the Illinois Department of Public Health and other states' health agencies. Currently, it's updated once a day. 

And go to the CDC website for information. 

 

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