The Rock Island County Health Department is reporting five additional deaths from COVID-19: a man in his 90s, a man in his 80s, a woman in her 90s and a woman in her 80s, all of whom had been living in long-term-care facilities; and a woman in her 80s who died at home.

The total number of deaths now is 192.

“We offer our sincere sympathies to the loved ones of these five Rock Island County residents,” said Janet Hill, chief operating officer of the Rock Island County Health Department.

In addition, the health department reports 124 new COVID-19 cases, bringing the total number to 9,522.

Currently, 76 patients are hospitalized in Rock Island County.

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