Nita Ludwig

submitted / Illinois Department of Public Health

The number of COVID-19 cases in the Quad Cities continues to grow, and three people have died since late last week. 

Michelle O'Neill, graph / WVIK News

The head of the Rock Island County Health Department is worried about a jump in the number of COVID-19 cases.

Michelle O'Neill has more.


Three weeks after it opened, the COVID-19 testing site in Rock Island is going to close this weekend. Operated by the state, it opened on June 29th, and will perform its final tests on Sunday afternoon.

For a second time, the COVID-19 testing site in Rock Island has been extended. First it was going to be open at the QCCA Expo Center for two weeks, ending Friday (7/10), then it was going to be open through this weekend, and now it'll be here an additional week.

https://tinyurl.com/y9bzt9rp / Air Force Surgeon General Public Affairs

Illinois will offer COVID-19 testing for Rock Island County residents starting next week.

On Monday, the drive-through test site will open at the QCCA Expo Center in Rock Island. 

Data source IDPH & RICDPH / Illinois Department of Public Health, Rock Island County Department of Public Health

The vast majority of people infected with the coronavirus recover in Illinois.

This week, the state health department started releasing new statistics about the outcome of confirmed cases.

https://www.nytimes.com/interactive/2020/04/23/upshot/five-ways-to-monitor-coronavirus-outbreak-us.html / The New York Times

Local health officials are concerned that Quad Cities residents are getting tired of hand-washing, staying home, cleaning, wearing masks, and staying away from other people.

The Rock Island and Scott county health departments report the number of COVID-19 cases continues to rise. The total number of confirmed cases as of Wednesday afternoon is 822, with 24 deaths. 

https://www.tysonfoods.com/news/media-resources/coronavirus / Tyson

Two people who work at the Tyson plant in Joslin have died from COVID-19.

Michelle O'Neill reports they are among 92 employees who've tested positive for the infection.


CDC Facebook / Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

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

Herb Trix reports. 


https://www.justice.gov/sites/default/files/styles/width_4/public/pages/images/2020/03/17/fighting_fraud.png?itok=uwPYo7Sx / U.S. Department of Justice

Local health officials are warning people to look out for scams related to coronavirus and COVID-19. 

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