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COVID-19 cases spike in East Moline Correctional Center

40 of Rock Island County's reported cases from June 27th come from the facility.

EAST MOLINE, Ill. — Many cases in the recent uptick of COVID-19 infections in Rock Island County have been traced to a new outbreak at the East Moline Correctional Center.

It is reported that a spike of 40 cases was discovered in the facility on Saturday, June 27, making up a very large percentage of the 52 cases reported in the county that day.

RICO Health Department Administrator Nita Ludwig says the number is alarming and that all parties are working keep the outbreak under control.

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