Here's the latest updates about the coronavirus and its impact on the Quad-Cities.

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The Rock Island County Health Department is reporting the first death of a COVID-19 patient in the county. The patient was a man in his 60s who had been hospitalized.

The county now has 60 positive cases of COVID-19. Scott County has 66. Each county has one death.

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JOHNSTON, — The state has seen its largest one-day increase of infected Iowans in the midst of the COVID-19 pandemic so far, bringing the statewide total to more than 1,000 positive cases and pushing the region containing Johnson County closer to the governor’s threshold of a stay-at-home order.

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In true Quad-City spirit, $102,376 was raised Monday during the 24-hour “Unite Quad Cities for COVID-19 Recovery” fundraiser spearheaded by local media entities including The Quad-City Times and Moline Dispatch-Argus, United Way of the Quad Cities, and the Quad Cities Community Foundation, among others.

Local businesses make up the fabric of our community, and they need the support of their loyal customers now more than ever. We also know customers are eager to find ways to support their favorite shops and restaurants. One of the most popular ways to do that is by purchasing gift cards. In support of this effort, we have launched Buy Local, a new partnership connecting us to these vitally important local businesses through an online marketplace.

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