Fifty positive coronavirus cases in Warren Co.

WARREN CO., Ill. (NEWS3) — The number of COVID-19 cases is steadily increasing in Warren County.

Warren County Health Department is now reporting five new confirmed cases of coronavirus. The new cases include:

  • 1 female between the ages of 20-40
  • 2 males between the ages of 20-40
  • 2 males between the ages of 40-60

In the past week, Warren County has seen a spike of more than two-dozen cases. Below is a list showing the surge of cases the county has reported since its first case April 10.

  • April 10: First case reported
  • April 12: Second case
  • April  17: Employees at Smithfield Foods test positive; investigation launched into outbreak at plant
  • April 18: Third and fourth cases
  • April 19: County’s cases soar with 10 new cases; brings total to 14
  • April 20: 15th case
  • April 22: Four new cases; total at 19
  • April 23: 13 new cases; overall cases jump to 32
  • April 24: Six new cases; total rises to 38
  • April 25: Seven new cases; total increases to 45
  • April 26: Five new cases; county hits 50 positive cases

Warren County Health Department has not said if any of the recent cases are connected to an outbreak at Smithfield Foods in Monmouth. The pork-producing company announced Friday it will suspend all operations until further notice. Officials said on April 17, three employees at the plant tested positive for the virus. Two of those workers live in Rock Island County and the other is a Warren County resident.

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

  • McDonough County: 7 positive, 107 negative, 12 pending
  • Schuyler County: 1 positive, 40 negative, 0 pending
  • Hancock County: 5 positive, 74 negative, 7 pending
  • Warren County: 50 positive, 78 negative and unknown pending
  • Fulton County: 3 positive, 82 negative, 6 pending
  • Knox County: 32 positive, 247 negative, 63 pending
  • Adams County: 33 positive, 880 negative, 37 pending

The Illinois Department of Public Health reported 43,903 total coronavirus cases Sunday and 1,933 deaths. The state saw 2,126 new cases and 59 additional deaths 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.