The total number of deaths in Rock Island County linked to the virus is 370. According to Wednesday’s county-level COVID-19 reporting from the Iowa Department of Public Health, a total of 274 people in Scott County are dead from the virus. Rock Island County health officials reported the virus as the cause of deaths of a woman in her 90s who was living in a long-term-care facility, a man in his 80s who died at home, and a man in his 40s who was hospitalized. “We are starting to see some hopeful news, in regard to fewer daily cases and decreasing hospitalizations,” Rock Island County Health Department Administrator Nita Ludwig said. “However, we can’t let up because of what we saw last fall with quickly rising cases and hospitalizations. Last fall and early winter’s case surge led to 171 deaths between Oct. 1 and Dec. 31.
UnityPoint Health Rock Island Campus, Thursday, September 2, 2021.
COVID-19 claimed three more lives in Rock Island County since Wednesday.
The Rock Island Health Department reported 58 new cases of COVID-19 since its last report Wednesday. The total number of cases in Rock Island County since the start of the pandemic is 18,614.
COVID-19 in the Q-C, by the numbers Those deaths in that three-month span account for 46.2% of COVID-19 deaths since the start of the pandemic.
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