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COVID-19: 16 Rock Island Co. Deaths Reported for One Week

Here's a COVID-19 data update for the Quad Cities.

So far this month, public health officials have reported 11,078 confirmed cases of COVID-19 in Rock Island and Scott counties combined. That's a new monthly high. In November, 2020, they reported 10,013 cases in the two counties that make up the Quad Cities metro area. The number of deaths has not reached the monthly high of 174 in December, 2020. So far this month, public health agencies report 51 deaths of the coronavirus infection.

Genesis Health System reports 62 COVID patients are being treated at its hospitals Monday, and that's down from 64 at this time a week ago. Fourteen are in intensive care, up from 12 last week. Most of the COVID patients at Genesis hospitals are 60 and older (46 out of 62).

UnityPoint Health - Trinity reports it's taking care of 85 COVID-19 patients, down from 94 a week ago. And 24 are being treated in ICUs, the same as last week.

On Friday, Rock Island County reported 16 new deaths and 1,543 new cases of the coronavirus infection for the previous seven days. That's an average of 220 new cases per day over one week, down from 304 the previous week.

Illinois also reported 27 new cases among nursing home employees in Rock Island County, compared to 12 the previous week. And there are 23 new COVID cases among residents up 16 from the previous week.

Rock Island County is now reporting deaths, positive cases, and hospitalizations once a week, on Fridays, rather than three times a week.

Iowa reports COVID data on Wednesdays. And here's the report for Scott County from January 19th, 2022.

The number of cases and deaths from COVID-19 continues to rise in Scott County. Figures from the state show seven more people have died during the past week, and there were 2,025 new cases. That works out to an average of 289 per day, up from 260 the previous week.

Dubuque County reported one new death and 1,003 new cases.

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Michelle O'Neill
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COVID-19 cases and deaths, totals for the Quad Cities

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A native of Detroit, Herb Trix began his radio career as a country-western disc jockey in Roswell, New Mexico (“KRSY, your superkicker in the Pecos Valley”), in 1978. After a stint at an oldies station in Topeka, Kansas (imagine getting paid to play “Louie Louie” and “Great Balls of Fire”), he wormed his way into news, first in Topeka, and then in Freeport Illinois.
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