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Compilation of Recent COVD-19 Data in the Quad Cities

Michelle O'Neill

Below the table, you'll find several recent stories with data about COVID-19 in the Quad Cities. They are dated according to when they were broadcast on WVIK FM.

September 2nd, 2021

Total CasesTotal DeathsHospitalized % of Population Fully Vaccinated
Rock Island County16,62833945 (+2)44.9%
Scott County22,06025419 (-9)50.0%
Michelle O'Neill

September 1st, 2021

Over the past week, two Scott County residents have died of COVID-19, bringing the county's total to 254. Six people who live in the Quad Cities died of the coronavirus infection in the last week. The other four were from Rock Island County.

The Iowa Department of Public Health also reports 392 new cases in Scott County, or an average of 56 per day, up from an average of 53 per day over last week. The county's 7-day moving average case positivity rate is 7.4% compared to 8.2% a week ago.

Rock Island County has 44 new cases. Two more residents have been admitted to the hospital with COVID-19 since Monday, for a total of 45. And the Illinois Department of Public Health reports Rock Island County's 7-day rolling average test positivity rate is 8.4%, nearly two percentage points lower than last week.

The 7-day rolling average test positivity rate in Illinois Region 2 continues to slowly decrease. Currently it's 5.8% compared its recent high of 6.5% early last week.

August 30th, 2021

COVID-19 continues to cause an increase in the number of deaths and hospitalizations in the Illinois Quad Cities.

Two more people who live in Rock Island County have died from COVID-19, a man in his 30s and a woman in her 70s. Both had been in the hospital. The health department also reported two deaths on Friday, bringing the total of COVID deaths in the county to 339.

For Monday and the weekend, the health department reports 145 new cases with an average age of 39.

Forty-three (43) residents are in the hospital - seven new admissions since Friday. The county is located in Illinois Region 2, where only 18% of ICU beds are available. That's below the state's target of 20%.

The 7-day rolling average test positivity rate in Rock Island County fell to 8.9% from 9.4% on Friday.

The CDC reports 44% of the population is fully vaccinated, with 49% in Scott County. The Quad Cities area transmission level is "high." The indoor mask mandate in Illinois is now in effect.

August 27th, 2021

Two more people have died from COVID-19 in Rock Island County, and that brings its pandemic total to 337. The health department says one was a man in his 60's who died at home, while the other was a man in his 80's who had been hospitalized.

There've also been 147 new cases in the county since the last report on Wednesday. Currently 36 people are hospitalized with the virus, and the average age of newly infected patients is 33.

August 20th, 2021

Rock Island County is now in the state's "warning" category for COVID-19. The Illinois Department of Public Health says it fails to meet two targets. The county has 182 cases per 100,000 people. The target is 50/100k. And the number of adults visiting Rock Island County emergency rooms for "COVID-like illness" has increased. The goal is "decreasing" or "stable."

In addition, the state agency reports an outbreak of less than five cases among students at United Township High School. In Henry County, Colona Grade School has five-to-ten cases among students. And ROWVA High School in Knox County has reported up to five cases, also among students. The source of those three school outbreaks is the classroom.

The Rock Island County Health Department reports 133 cases since Wednesday. And its 7-day rolling average test positivity rate increased to 10.4%, up from 8.9% on Thursday. The number of people in the hospital with the coronavirus infection rose to 33, four more than Wednesday. And 43.8% of the population is fully vaccinated.

Scott County's 7-day moving average test positivity rate is 10.1% with 23 in the hospital with COVID-19. And 49% of the population is fully vaccinated.

Officially, Michelle's title is WVIK News Editor. She does everything there is to do in the newsroom and whatever may be needed around the radio station.
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