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BREAKING: Quad-Cities’ Region Currently Eligible For Reduced Covid-19 Restrictions Next Week

January 10th, 2021
BREAKING: Quad-Cities' Region Currently Eligible For Reduced Covid-19 Restrictions Next Week

BREAKING: The Quad-Cities’ Region 2 is one of only two in Illinois which would be eligible at this point to leave Tier 3 covid-19 restrictions next week, according to statistics from the Illinois Department of Health. Nine of the 11 regions in Illinois fall short of the criteria to reduce Tier 3 restrictions, with only a few days to go to improve those numbers in order to be eligible for reduced mitigations. Nine of the regions have seen an increase in the percentage of positive covid numbers over the past week, as cases have begun to rise in the wake of the holidays. While the Quad-Cities... Read More

It’s Not Over Yet: Illinois Surges Past One-Million Cases Of Covid-19

January 8th, 2021
It's Not Over Yet: Illinois Surges Past One-Million Cases Of Covid-19

It was 350 days ago when Illinois announced its first case of covid-19. Today, the state went over one million in cases, meaning almost one in 12 people in the state have tested positive for the virus, according to statistics from the Illinois Department of Health. As of Thursday night, 3,777 patients in Illinois were reported to be in the hospital with COVID-19. Of those, 780 patients were in the ICU and 422 patients with COVID-19 were on ventilators, according to statistics from the Illinois Department of Health. Illinois health officials reported 9,277 new COVID-19 cases and 126 deaths Friday. The... Read More

Quad-Cities And Other Illinois Regions Could Lift Covid Restrictions Next Week

January 8th, 2021
Quad-Cities And Other Illinois Regions Could Lift Covid Restrictions Next Week

As Illinois hits its one-millionth case of covid-19, Governor J.B. Pritzker announced today that Illinois’ 11 regions could possibly lift Tier 3 restrictions as early as next week if they’ve hit the right metrics. “On Jan. 15, exactly one incubation period from New Year’s Day, any region that has met the metrics for a reduction of mitigations will be able to move out of Tier Three of our mitigation plan,” Pritzker said during his online press conference briefing on covid. Illinois has been in Tier 3 mitigations since Nov. 20. The restrictions shut down indoor dining and... Read More

Help Is NOT On The Way: Quad-Cities, National Vaccine Numbers Slashed By Federal Government

December 16th, 2020
Help Is NOT On The Way: Quad-Cities, National Vaccine Numbers Slashed By Federal Government

With the first shipments of the covid-19 vaccine hitting Quad-Cities and U.S. hospitals yesterday and today, people began to see a slight ray of hope at the end of the tunnel of covid-19 and 2020. However, that light has been pushed further away by the Federal Government, with no reason given. In his public address Wednesday, Illinois Governor J.B. Pritzker said the next two shipments of the new Pfizer coronavirus vaccine to Illinois and other states have been “significantly reduced” by the federal government, and that the government and Pfizer “gave no reason” for the... Read More

Covid Vaccines In The Quad-Cities, What Does That Mean For You? Here Are The Facts:

December 15th, 2020
Covid Vaccines In The Quad-Cities, What Does That Mean For You? Here Are The Facts:

This morning, the first covid-19 vaccines to arrive in the Quad-Cities were administered to Genesis Health employees in Davenport. Dr. Robert Mixsell, Medical Director of Convenient Care and Alli Edmunds, R.N., emergency department at Genesis Medical Center, Davenport were the first two to receive the vaccine. It’ll be a while before the general public is able to receive the vaccine, with subsequent batches coming in being administered first to health care workers who are on the front lines of battling the disease. Still, there’s a lot of confusion and misinformation out there in regard... Read More

How Will It Impact You? Tough Questions About The Covid-19 Vaccine

December 11th, 2020
How Will It Impact You? Tough Questions About The Covid-19 Vaccine

There’s been in incredible number of questions in regard to an upcoming covid-19 vaccine, what it means, when it’ll get here, and how it’ll impact the Quad-Cities and beyond. In an effort to, as usual, present the latest FACT-BASED reporting and research on the topic, we at QuadCities.com are presenting a question and answer session on the topic, courtesy of the Rock Island County Health Department. The first questions were answered by Edward Rivers, director of the Scott County Health Department Vaccine 101: What we know now The first questions were answered by Edward Rivers,... Read More

Rock Island County Reports New Covid Cases, Deaths For Today

December 10th, 2020
Rock Island County Reports New Covid Cases, Deaths For Today

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,... Read More

Quad-Cities, Illinois and Iowa Covid Numbers ‘Still Have A Long Way To Go’

December 8th, 2020
Quad-Cities, Illinois and Iowa Covid Numbers 'Still Have A Long Way To Go'

Health officials on both sides of the river encourage Quad-Citians to continue to mask up and be diligent in regard to preventing the spread of covid-19, warning we still have a long way to go before the pandemic is under control. Illinois Department of Public Health director Dr. Ngozi Ezike said numbers from the aftermath of the Thanksgiving holiday have still not fully emerged, and that we “have a long way to go” before the disease is settled. “To be clear, the numbers still have a long way to go to move away from what could reasonably be called the danger zone. In other words,... Read More

BREAKING: Iowa Suffering ‘Severe Outbreak’ of Covid; Illinois In ‘Extreme’ Danger Category

December 5th, 2020
BREAKING: Iowa Suffering 'Severe Outbreak' of Covid; Illinois In 'Extreme' Danger Category

BREAKING: Covid-19 is raging through Iowa and Illinois, with Iowa in the midst of a “severe outbreak” and Illinois surging upward into the “extreme” danger category, according to the latest statistics. Iowa covid-19 cases and deaths are continuing to triple the number in Illinois, which continues to experience a rise in cases of its own, despite Illinois’ much larger population. According to the Iowa Department of Public Health, there were 30,328 new confirmed and probable cases of covid-19 in Iowa on Dec. 3, with 258 deaths reported; and even more cases and deaths... Read More

BREAKING: Illinois Has Deadliest Day Ever For Covid-19 Deaths, Infection Numbers Double

December 2nd, 2020
BREAKING: Illinois Has Deadliest Day Ever For Covid-19 Deaths, Infection Numbers Double

Covid-19 numbers in Illinois are soaring as post-Thanksgiving infections begin surging in, with infection numbers doubling and record-high death tolls reported. Illinois had 238 people die from covid-19 over the past 24 hours, marking the deadliest day for the virus since the beginning of the pandemic. The previous high had been 192 deaths on May 13, during the first wave of the pandemic. The total number of deaths in the state recorded is now 12,639 deaths since March. Over the past week, numbers have spiked dangerously, with 116 fatalities per day over the past week, near the record high... Read More