More new cases of the coronavirus were reported in the Quad Cities today - 27 in Scott County (total of 19,598), and an average of 29 per day over the weekend in Rock Island County (total of 14,443).
There were no new deaths in either county (total of 313 in Rock Island County and 239 in Scott County), and the positivity rate in the Illinois Quad Cities is 4%, and it's 7.4% in the Iowa Quad Cities. The rates have been gradually rising over the past several days. See the slide show above for statistics and graphs showing trends. Dubuque County reports no new deaths, 17 new cases, and a positivity rate of just 1.7%. Illinois health officials reported 2,000 new cases and 28 additional deaths on Monday, along with nearly 17,000 vaccinations administered. The statewide test positivity rate is 4%. The Iowa Department of Public Health on Monday reported 160 new COVID-19 cases, and seven additional deaths. Iowa’s test positivity rate is 4.2%. State data also shows more than 1 million Iowans have been fully vaccinated, and 278,000 more people have received one dose so far.
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Local health officials continue to worry about recent increases in the number of COVID-19 cases and hospitalizations. Rock Island County has reported 13,639 confirmed cases, and Scott County reports a total of 18,370.