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UnityPoint Health - Trinity celebrates zero COVID positive patients

It's the first time in 372 days that no patient tested positive for the virus.

ROCK ISLAND, Ill. — COVID-19 hospitalizations in the Quad Cities are falling. 

For the first time in over a year, UnityPoint Health - Trinity in Rock Island reported zero COVID-19 inpatients at the hospital. 

The June 24 milestone coming just days after Genesis Health System got to celebrate the same one. 

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The last time UnityPoint went more than 24 hours without a positive patient - 372 days ago. A stretch of six days went by in June of 2020 with no positive inpatients. A brief moment in time before numbers would start to rise and winter months would see record-high hospitalizations.

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But the break in hospitalizations doesn't necessarily mean a break from COVID-19. There are still patients who are recovering from the virus and those with complications. 

The current positivity rate for the month of June is 2.71%. That means for every 100 people, less than three times would someone test positive for COVID-19. The positivity rate for the past seven days is even lower at 2.64%, proving another week in the right direction.

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