Warren Co. reports new coronavirus cases

WARREN CO., Ill. (NEWS3) — Warren County is reporting more coronavirus cases for the sixth day in a row.

Warren County Health Department said there are two new confirmed COVID-19 cases. These cases include a woman between the ages of 20 to 40 and a man who is 20 to 40 years old.

The county reached 50 coronavirus cases Sunday and has seen a steady increase in the past week. 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
  • April 27: Two new cases; total of 52

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-processing plant is currently shut down until further notice after management said a small portion of its employees tested positive for COVID-19. 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, 131 negative, 2 pending
  • Schuyler County: 1 positive, 40 negative, 0 pending
  • Hancock County: 5 positive, 85 negative, 1 pending
  • Warren County: 52 positive, 84 negative and unknown pending
  • Fulton County: 3 positive, 92 negative, unknown pending
  • Knox County: 32 positive, 278 negative, 34 pending
  • Adams County: 34 positive, 952 negative, 47 pending

The Illinois Department of Public Health reported 45,883 total coronavirus cases Monday and 1,983 deaths. The state saw 1,980 new cases and 50 additional deaths Monday.

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.