Rock Island County Health Department reports first COVID-19 case

Rock Island County Health Dept.
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ROCK ISLAND COUNTY, Ill. (KWQC) - The Rock Island County Health Department is reporting the first case of COVID-19 in the county.

According to the health department, a man in his 60s is being treated at a local hospital.

“Our first official case in Rock Island County confirms what we have been saying for more than a week: COVID-19 is circulating in our community,” said Nita Ludwig, public health administrator in Rock Island County. “We must prevent the further spread of this life-threatening virus.”

For up-to-date information on COVID-19, visit the Rock Island Health Dept. webpage, or the Illinois Dept. of Public Health.