Is another surge in covid cases coming to the Quad-Cities?

Rock Island County Health Department sent out a warning about “troubling” data in regard to covid-19 cases.

'Troubling' Data On Covid-19 Emerging In Quad-Cities, Rock Island County Health Department Says

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The RICHD posted the following on its social media:

We are beginning to see troubling trends of case counts and hospitalizations starting to rise. About two weeks ago, we were seeing single-digit daily case counts and low numbers of people in the hospital with COVID-19. Since then, we are regularly seeing 20 or more cases and more people needing hospital care.
We know there are more-contagious virus variants circulating in our community, but we also know that masking, social distancing and frequent hand washing will curb the spread. We all have worked so hard to keep the number of infections low, and we can’t let up now. More people are getting vaccinated, but we can’t stop the public health guidance you’ve heard us say for a year now. We can’t backslide. Please do your part.
The latest data from the county today is as follows:
'Troubling' Data On Covid-19 Emerging In Quad-Cities, Rock Island County Health Department Says

The Scott County and Rock Island County health departments are working to help residents get their Covid vaccines.

The Rock Island County Health Department reports 20new COVID-19 cases, bringing the total number to 13,043.

Currently, 18 patients are hospitalized with COVID-19 in Rock Island County.

The number of deaths from this virus stands at 305.

Remember, you control how you respond to COVID-19:

Stay home as much as possible and especially when ill.

Wear a face covering when you must go out for essential supplies.

Keep at least 6 feet between you and anyone else.

Wash your hands frequently with soap and water for at least 20 seconds or use hand sanitizer.

Take the vaccine when it becomes available to you.

For up to date coverage of covid-19 data in the Quad-Cities, keep watching your free, fact-based local media, QuadCities.com.

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'Troubling' Data On Covid-19 Emerging In Quad-Cities, Rock Island County Health Department Says
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