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COVID Case Counts Spike in Quad Cities

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Michelle O'Neill
This graph shows Quad Cities COVID-19 cases and deaths since early July, 2021 through the first week of January, 2022. Since the beginning of the pandemic (March, 2020), the cumulative number of deaths is 747, and the cumulative number of cases is 56,957.

The conronavirus continues to kill residents of the Quad Cities area.

Yesterday (wed), the Rock Island County Health Department reported 2 new deaths, and Scott County listed 12 more.

Rock Island County reports 600 new cases since Monday, the highest two-day number ever. From December 30th, through January5th, there were an average of 179 new cases per day, up from 114 the previous week.

But the numbers were even higher for Scott County - 1,600 new cases in the past week (Dec. 30th-Jan. 5th) for an average of 234 per day. That's up from 125 the week before.

Hospitalizations due to COVID-19 are also up - 80 now in Rock Island County versus 76 the previous week.

Dubuque County reports 5 more deaths from the coronavirus, and 552 new cases during the past week.

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Michelle O'Neill
Rock Island County COVID-19 cases, deaths, and hospitalizations

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