Rock Island County Reports More New Cases of COVID-19
Here's a look at recent COVID statistics for Rock Island County.
The Rock Island County Health Department reports 101 new cases of COVID-19 over the past two days but no deaths. The average age of the newly infected patients is 33. More than one-third (39) of them are children and teenagers, including two infants.
For context, the average number of new COVID-19 cases per day over the past week is 35 compared to 27 a week ago. Twenty-nine of the county's residents are in the hospital, two more than a week ago.
The county's 7-day rolling average test positivity rate is 5.2% compared to 4.3% a week ago.
More than 48% of the population has been fully vaccinated against the coronavirus infection. One month ago, that number was 47%. It'll probably start rising soon as children from 5-to-11-years-old start getting vaccinated.
Also, Rock Island County is no longer at the state's "orange warning level." But the CDC tracker shows it continues to have a "high" level of transmission.
The number of Rock Island AND Scott county residents who died of COVID last month totaled 32, nearly the same as the number of Quad Cities area deaths in October of last year (33).