BREAKING NEWS: Quad-Cities covid numbers are reaching a “critical” zone, according to local health officials, as area hospitals are jammed and local doctors and nurses are exhausted trying to keep up with the overflow due to covid cases.

In the Iowa Quad-Cities, the situation is in a “critical” state according to the Scott County Health Department.

“The COVID-19 situation is critical in our community: ICUs are full, resources are tight, staff are overwhelmed, emergency departments are housing critically ill patients, and there is no end in sight as COVID cases continue to increase,” the SCHD posted today on their social media.
BREAKING: Quad-Cities Covid Numbers In 'Critical' Zone; Hospitals Slammed With Cases

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

“Now is the time for action:
Masks: Vaccinated? Wear a mask. Unvaccinated? Wear a mask.
Vaccines: It has never been more important to be vaccinated than right now. Both the initial doses and the boost doses.
Testing: Get tested EARLY if you are experiencing symptoms.
We need you now more than ever so that we can ensure we have a healthcare system that can care for each of us when we need it.”
UnityPoint Health – Quad Cities Muscatine and Genesis Health System shared how dire the COVID-19 situation is in our community right now in a zoom conference call today, noting that local ICUs are full and staff are exhausted.
BREAKING: Quad-Cities Covid Numbers In 'Critical' Zone; Hospitals Slammed With Cases

All of the Illinois health regions have shown rising numbers of covid infections this fall.

Yesterday, the Rock Island County Health Department reported six COVID-19 deaths: a man in his 90s, a man in his 80s and a woman in her 70s, all of whom died in a long-term-care facility; and a man in his 90s and two men in their 80s, all of whom died at home. The total number of deaths is now 400.
“We are saddened to report these deaths and to hit the grim milestone of 400 since the start of the pandemic,” said Nita Ludwig, administrator of the Rock Island County Health Department. “We send our deepest sympathies to their loved ones.”
In addition, the health department reports 213 new cases of COVID-19 since our last report on Monday. The total number of cases now is 21,866. Currently, 63 patients are hospitalized in the county with the virus. The average age of newly infected patients is 36.
No additional information regarding these cases is available due to federal privacy laws.
Rock Island County and Scott County numbers are following the same rising path as the numbers in Illinois and Iowa, as reported earlier on QuadCities.com.
For ongoing coverage of this situation, continue to follow QuadCities.com.
BREAKING: Quad-Cities Covid Numbers In 'Critical' Zone; Hospitals Slammed With Cases
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BREAKING: Quad-Cities Covid Numbers In 'Critical' Zone; Hospitals Slammed With Cases

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