Rock Island County reports 3 deaths, 58 new COVID-19 cases

Rock Island County Health Dept.
Rock Island County Health Dept.(KWQC)
Published: Oct. 22, 2021 at 3:35 PM CDT
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ROCK ISLAND Co., Ill. (KWQC) - The Rock Island County Health Department Friday reported three more deaths from COVID-19.

They are 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.

Since the pandemic began, the county has reported 370 deaths.

The health department also reported 58 new cases since Wednesday, bringing the total number of cases to 18,614. As of Friday, 26 people were hospitalized in the county. The average age of newly infected patients is 39.

“We are starting to see some hopeful news, in regard to fewer daily cases and decreasing hospitalizations,” Nita Ludwig, administrator of the Rock Island County Health Department, 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.”

The new cases include:

  • One woman in her 70s
  • Four women in their 60s
  • Three women in their 50s
  • Six women in their 40s
  • Three women in their 30s
  • Two women in their 20s
  • Two women in their teens
  • One girl in her teens
  • Three men in their 80s
  • Four men in their 70s
  • Two men in their 60s
  • Three men in their 50s
  • Three men in their 40s
  • Four men in their 30s
  • Five men in their 20s
  • Six men in their teens
  • Five boys younger than 13
  • One boy infant 1 or younger

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