ROCK ISLAND CO., Ill. (KWQC) – The Rock Island County Health Department reported one death from COVID-19 on Wednesday, since the last report on Monday. The total number of deaths is now 428.
The deaths were reported as a man in his 30s who died at home. The total number of deaths is now 428.
“We offer our sincere condolences to his family and friends,” said Rock Island County Health Department Administrator Nita Ludwig.
The health department also reported 550 new cases of COVID-19 since the last report on Monday. The total number of cases is now 26,772.
The health department said 89 patients are currently hospitalized in the county with the virus. The average age of newly infected patients is 32 years old.
“The high number of cases today suggests two stories,” Ludwig said. “First, we are seeing a large number of newly infected people aged 60 and over. Our vaccination rate for those 65 and over is quite good – 82% are fully vaccinated and 95% have at least one dose. However, only 36% of people received their booster dose. Boosters are available to anyone 12 and older at least five months after their second dose of Pfizer or Moderna or two months after their Johnson & Johnson dose.
“The other worrying point is the high number of people under the age of 50 who test positive. This age group tends not to be vaccinated at all. Our total vaccination rate for those aged 5 and over is 60 We urge everyone to get vaccinated as soon as possible,” Ludwig said.
The health department said it offers twice-weekly walk-in vaccination clinics for ages 12 and older, with Moderna and Johnson & Johnson for ages 18 and older on Tuesdays and Pfizer for ages 12 and older. Friday. Hours for both days are 9 a.m. to 12 p.m. and 1 p.m. to 4 p.m.
The health department said boosters or third doses for immunocompromised people are available on the same day as the first and second doses.
The health department said appointments for Friday’s Pfizer Pediatric Clinic for children ages 5 to 11 are available through a link on the health department’s Facebook page. Wednesday evening slots were available.
Health and pharmacy partners also offer vaccines for children and adults, the health department said. Visit vaccines.gov to find your shot.
The new cases are:
- Two nonagenarian women
- Eight women in their eighties
- Seven women in their sixties
- 17 women in their 60s
- 35 women in their 50s
- 36 women in their forties
- 50 women in their thirties
- 37 women in their twenties
- 10 teenage women
- 36 teenage girls
- 41 girls under 13
- Six girls aged one year or less
- Three octogenarian men
- Three 70 year old men
- 21 men in their 60s
- 30 men in their 50s
- 29 men in their forties
- 34 men in their thirties
- 42 men in their twenties
- Nine men in their teens
- 23 teen boys
- 67 boys under 13
- Four baby boys one year or younger
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