Knox Co. reports new positive cases of COVID-19

KNOX CO., Ill (NEWS3) — Knox County is adding two new cases to its list of coronavirus.

Knox County Health Department is reporting the following new cases of COVID-19:

  • Female in her 60s
  • Male in his 40s

Knox County currently has 63 confirmed cases of coronavirus. The county reported five new cases Wednesday, a day after reporting no new cases Tuesday. Officials said five cases were confirmed Monday and three cases Saturday.

Public health officials said they are working to identify and monitor individuals who were in direct contact with these residents in an effort to reduce the risk of additional transmission.

“Everyone has a vital role to play in staying healthy and keeping others healthy,” Knox County Health officials said. “Continue implementing social distancing to limit the spread of the virus, stay at home as much as possible, and wear face-coverings when out in public. Be mindful of those who are at greater risk for contracting this virus.”

Knox County launched a curbside coronavirus testing site last week for the public at the Knox Community Health Center on W. Fremont St. in Galesburg. Appointments can only be arranged Monday through Friday from 8:30 a.m. to 3:15 p.m. Anyone with symptoms of COVID-19 or wish to be tested can schedule an appointment by calling the health center at 309-344-2225.

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

  • McDonough County: 46 positive (3 recovered), 1 death, 453 negative, 87 pending
  • Schuyler County: 3 positive (1 recovered), 71 negative, 0 pending
  • Hancock County: 12 positive (5 recovered) (1 hospitalized), 160 negative, 20 pending
  • Warren County: 92 positive, 200 negative and unknown pending
  • Fulton County: 3 positive (1 recovered), 209 negative, unknown pending
  • Knox County: 63 positive, 893 tests conducted
  • Adams County: 40 positive (27 recovered), 1 death, 1,134 negative, 111 pending

The Illinois Department of Public Health reported 70,873 total coronavirus cases Thursday and 3,111 deaths. The state saw 2,641 new cases and 138 additional deaths Thursday.