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In Rock Island County, about 80% of deaths related to COVID-19 are people who lived in long term care centers (red pie chart).

But long term care residents only make up about 15% of cases in the county (blue pie chart).

Michelle O'Neill talks with Ted Pappas, the CEO of Friendship Manor in Rock Island, about dealing with the pandemic in long term care settings. 

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People who live in Dubuque County now have another option to get a free coronavirus test.

Michelle O'Neill reports residents can go to a couple of pharmacies. / Air Force Surgeon General Public Affairs

People who live in Whiteside County can get tested for COVID-19 whether they have symptoms or not. Herb Trix has more. / IDPH

While continuing to take care of COVID-19 patients, Quad Cities hospitals and clinics are also getting ready to resume elective health care. 

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Now is not the time to become complacent about staying home to help save lives during the coronavirus pandemic.

Herb Trix reports. 


The Iowa Democratic Party is ramping up its efforts to defeat Republican US Senator Joni Ernst in November. This week, it began a statewide tour focusing on health care, and what it calls her "disastrous record." 

Area hospitals are limiting the number of visits to patients in an attempt to quell the number of flu cases.
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Don't visit local hospitals if you have symptoms of the flu.

Brady Johnson reports UnityPoint Trinity and Genesis health systems have implemented temporary restrictions on visitors because of an increase in cases of the flu.

Lisa Caffery, R.N. and Infection Prevention Manager at Genesis, says visitors should not come to the hospitals if they're suffering from any these symptoms; breathing problems, sore throat, chills, headache, stuffy or runny nose, cough, fever, or body aches.

Caffery has seen a lot of influenza lately, especially in younger children such as babies and toddlers.

OSF HealthCare hospitals, doctor's offices, and home care services will soon no longer accept Medicaid and Medicare patients enrolled in a Meridian-managed plan.

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A local hospital is inviting people to learn how to prevent someone from bleeding to death. Tomorrow, Genesis and MEDIC EMS will host classes called, "Stop the Bleed" in Davenport. / Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

The Rock Island County Health Department has added an STD clinic for women.