Katz famous that the UK variant has been detected in Illinois. Neither pressure has been detected in Iowa.
Native COVID-19 numbers
Well being officers from the Scott County Well being Division and the Rock Island County Well being Division every reported a dying associated to COVID-19 on Thursday.
The dying toll stands at 293 on Rock Island, whereas the entire dying toll rose to 173 in Scott County.
The brand new an infection numbers had been low in each county: 25 new instances had been reported Thursday in Rock Island County and 49 in Scott County.
Rock Island officers have reported 12,112 COVID-19 infections for the reason that begin of the pandemic, whereas Scott County has counted 16,081. Statewide, Illinois had a complete of 1,116,372 instances with 19,067 deaths, and Iowa had a complete of 316,682 instances with four,532 deaths.
Prolonged entry relying on the provide
Hy-Vee shops in Milan, Moline, Rock Island and Silvis had been scheduled to start vaccinations on Wednesday. Hours are 7 am to 7 pm Monday by way of Friday and 9 am to five pm on Saturday and Sunday, however by appointment solely.
Not all shops had entry to the vaccine. Rock Island County public well being officers reminded residents that the flexibility of personal retailers to ship COVID-19 vaccines depends on the availability every retailer obtains from the state.