ROCK ISLAND Co., Ill. (KWQC) – Health officials in Rock Island County on Wednesday announced the number and “related” number of patients hospitalized with COVID-19.
As of Wednesday, health officials say there are 33 new cases of COVID-19 in the county, bringing the county total to 3,157. The death toll in the county is 85.
There are currently 23 patients in the hospital due to COVID-19.
“The number of hospitalized people is near an all-time high,” Janet Hill, chief operating officer of the health department, said in a release. “We regularly had more than 20 hospitalizations in April and early May. The highest number was 25 on 23 April and 3 May.
In the release, Hill said that it was “particularly concerning” growing flu season.
“Our health care delivery system can quickly get overwhelmed by a flood of seriously ill COVID and flu patients,” Hill said. “Both viruses use the same resources: ICU beds, ventilators and specialized medical staff. We do not yet have a vaccine to prevent COVID-19, but we do have effective preventive measures for influenza. Please treat your flu. Get shot.
New cases are:
2 women in their 70s
A woman in her 60s
A woman in her 50s
3 women in their 40s
4 women in their 30s
5 women in their 20s
A woman in her teens
2 men in their 70s
2 women in their 60s
5 women in their 50s
2 women in their 40s
2 women in their 30s
3 women in their 20s
Due to federal privacy laws, no additional information is available about these cases.
Health officials say residents should continue to do their part to prevent further spread of COVID-19:
Wash hands frequently
Watching your distance: keep a distance of at least 6 feet between you and someone
Covering a face when you want to go out
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