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BREAKING: Rock Island County Reports Dropping Covid-19 Numbers

May 5th, 2021

BREAKING NEWS: Covid-19 numbers are dropping in Rock Island County, according to data released by the Rock Island County health department. As previously reported earlier on QuadCities.com, numbers across Illinois have been dropping as the number of vaccinated people above age 16 in the state has gone over 50 percent. Today, the Rock Island County health department reported 16 new cases of COVID-19 today, bringing the total to 14,487. Currently, 26 patients are hospitalized in the county with the virus. The average age of today’s cases is 32. The new cases are: • 2 women in her 40s •... Read More

GOOD News For Covid-19 In Illinois Quad-Cities As Numbers Continue To Trend Positively

May 5th, 2021

There’s finally some momentum in a good direction in regard to covid-19 in the Illinois Quad-Cities, Region 2 and the state in general. Positivity rates for coronavirus cases were the lowest they’ve been since March, at 3.3 percent. Statewide, over the past week an average of 72,613 COVID-19 vaccines have been administered daily, bringing the total number of people vaccinated statewide to 9,450,418, according to the Illinois Department of Health. At this point, 4,145,711, or 32.54% of the total population of the state, has been fully vaccinated. Over half of Illinois residents... Read More

Mississippi Valley Regional Blood Center Adapts During Covid, And Changes Name

May 3rd, 2021

In addition to adapting to an unprecedented past 14 months due to Covid, the Mississippi Valley Regional Blood Center (MVRBC) also spent the past year planning to transition to a new name, ImpactLife. The name – which became effective Monday, May 3 – represents the Davenport-based nonprofit community blood provider to 120 hospitals in Illinois, Iowa, Missouri, and Wisconsin. Serving residents of 116 counties (88 of which are in the MVRBC service area), the organization also previously included Central Illinois Community Blood Center (CICBC) and Community Blood Services of Illinois (CBSI). In... Read More

Rock Island County Covid Update: Numbers Going Down In Illinois Quad-Cities

May 3rd, 2021

The covid-19 numbers are thankfully going down in the Illinois Quad-Cities. Just a week ago, there was some talk about the Quad-Cities potentially being in danger of another lockdown due to rising numbers in its Region 2 spurred by skyrocketing numbers in the Peoria area. However, Illinois Governor JB Pritzker said that numbers wouldn’t automatically trigger another lockdown and that they would be taken in a case-by-case basis and perspective. Today’s latest numbers from the Rock Island County Health Department show that Illinois-side Quad-Cities covid numbers are beginning to stabilize... Read More

BREAKING: Quad-Cities Reaches Milestone: 42 Percent Of Over-16 Adults Vaccinated For Covid

May 3rd, 2021

BREAKING NEWS: Douglas Adams would be so proud. Today, it was announced by the Rock Island and Scott County Health Departments that the Quad-Cities has reached the point where 42 percent of the population over 16 years old has been vaccinated against covid-19. The Rock Island Health Department announced the following today: Congrats, Quad Cities, for achieving 42% COVID-19 vaccination of our 16+ population! Let’s keep the momentum going…for ourselves, our neighbors, and our community! #vaccinateqc #VaxUpIL Find vaccination options here: https://togetherqc.com/2021/04/covid19-vaccine-options/. The... Read More

Genesis Expanding Vaccine Clinic To All Quad-Citians

April 29th, 2021

Genesis COVID-19 Vaccine Clinic is now open to both patients and non-patients to reach more people in the region. The vaccines are working and Genesis is expanding access. Genesis is currently administering Pfizer vaccine at the vaccination clinic. The Genesis vaccination site is the former Dick’s Sporting Goods location at 5250 Elmore Ave., Davenport. First dose appointments are now available on Tuesday and Thursdays, with evening hours. New online scheduling makes it easy to get your COVID-19 vaccine to help end the pandemic. All available appointments can be found and reserved at www.genesishealth.com/vaccine  Read More

Western Illinois University COVID-19 Moderna Vaccination Clinic #2 April 29

April 28th, 2021

Western Illinois University students, faculty and staff on the Macomb campus who received their first Moderna vaccine on April 1 will receive their second Moderna dose at a clinic in the WIU Campus Recreation Center (enter through the MAC Gym, south entrance) on the WIU-Macomb Thursday, April 29. The appointment times for the April 29 second-dose Moderna clinic will be the same time as an individual’s first dose was given at the April 1 clinic. For example, if your appointment time was 8:30 a.m. April 1, your appointment time for your second dose will be 8:30 a.m. April 29. NOTE: For those... Read More

Davenport’s Genesis Health Center Expands Walk-In Vaccinations

April 27th, 2021

Genesis COVID-19 Vaccine Clinic is now open to everyone on a walk-in basis on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 10 a.m.-6 p.m.  We will continue to add additional walk-in hours each week. Check their website at www.genesishealth.com/vaccine The Genesis vaccination site is the former Dick’s Sporting Goods location at 5250 Elmore Ave., Davenport. Walk-ins are welcome but online scheduling is also available. All available appointments can be found and reserved at www.genesishealth.com/vaccine. Appointments can also be scheduled by calling (563) 421-4088.  Read More

UnityPoint – Trinity Welcomes New Covid Vaccine Appointments

April 23rd, 2021

As the Covid-19 vaccine becomes more readily available, UnityPoint Health – Trinity is welcoming new vaccine appointments for individuals according to state guidelines. You can schedule your vaccine appointment without having to hear from them first: New appointments are being accepted now for Express – Duck Creek in Bettendorf for anyone age 16 and older, and Express Care – North Port in Muscatine for anyone age 18 and older. Residents of Illinois or Iowa may register for either location. The Duck Creek clinic is at 1417 Kimberly Road. A new online scheduling tool at www.unitypoint.org/quadcities/covid-19-vaccine.aspx is... Read More

BREAKING: Illinois Covid Numbers Getting Worse, But Shutdowns Not Coming Yet, Officials Say

April 20th, 2021

BREAKING NEWS: While covid-19 numbers across Illinois have been getting worse, particularly in the Quad-Cities’ Region 2, that may not automatically trigger shutdowns and mitigations, Illinois Department of Health officials said today. “The resurgence mitigation plan was designed before we had vaccines,” Illinois Department of Public Health spokeswoman Melaney Arnold said in a statement. All 11 of Illinois’ regions are in Phase 4, where they’ve been since emerging from mitigations in February. Previously, mitigations would automatically kick in, triggering more restrictions,... Read More