Hancock Co. man hospitalized after positive COVID-19 test

HANCOCK CO., Ill. (NEWS3) — A Hancock County man is in the hospital after testing positive for coronavirus Sunday.

The Hancock County Health Department (HCHD) said the man is in his 50s to 60s and is linked to a previous positive case. Officials said the patient, who is the county’s fourth case, is currently in a hospital outside of the county. Health staff are investigating all possible exposures with all cases.

“The HCHD and Memorial Hospital would like to remind the county to take all safety precautions seriously; follow the stay at home mandate with the exception of essential needs,” Hancock County Health Department Community Health Director Melita Finney said. “Also if you are sick stay home, wash your hands often, cover your cough and sneezes, avoid touching your eyes, nose and mouth with unwashed hands, clean and disinfect frequently touched objects and surfaces, and practice social distancing.”

Hancock County’s third COVID-19 case is a woman in her 20s to 30s. The second case is a resident in their 70s to 80s and the first case was someone in their 20s to 30s.

Below are current COVID-19 test results in surrounding counties around the NEWS3 viewing area:

  • McDonough County: 3 positive, 69 negative, 12 pending
  • Schuyler County: 1 positive, 16 negative, 2 pending
  • Hancock County: 4 positive, 43 negative, 13 pending
  • Warren County: 14 positive, unknown negative and pending
  • Fulton County: 1 positive, 57 negative, 0 pending
  • Knox County: 8 positive, 149 negative, 11 pending
  • Adams County: 30 positive, 490 negative, 107 pending

The state has 30,357 coronavirus cases, including 1,290 deaths, in 93 counties as of Sunday.

For the latest information on COVID-19 and how to protect yourself, you can go to the CDC’s website at cdc.gov or the IDPH’s website at dph.illinois.gov.