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.