BREAKING: Covid Numbers Spiking Again In Rock Island County
BREAKING NEWS: Rock Island County Health Department released alarming new numbers for covid-19 cases today.
According to the department, “Due to a 46.94% increase in the number of positive COVID-19 cases over the last seven days, the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention now reports Rock Island County as having a substantial level of transmission of coronavirus that causes the COVID-19 disease.
The county’s positivity rate also increased 2.59% to 6.82% over the last seven days. The number of hospital admissions also increased 50%.
The CDC determines the level of transmission by a total new cases per 100,000 people in the past seven days (Rock Island County = 50.75/100,000) and percentage of positive diagnostic and screening tests during the last seven days (Rock Island County = 6.82%).
The CDC’s updated mask guidance recommends that masks be worn in indoor public spaces (regardless of vaccination status) for anyone living in counties with substantial or high levels of community transmission. Scott County, Iowa, also moved into the substantial level of community transmission on Friday.”
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