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Adams County officials report 7th COVID-19 related death

By Herald-Whig
Posted: Aug. 11, 2020 12:01 am Updated: Aug. 11, 2020 11:42 pm

QUINCY — Health departments in both West-Central Illinois and Northeast Missouri reported additional cases of COVID-19 on Tuesday, including 13 new cases in Adams County.

The Adams County Health Department also reported the death of a woman, who was identified in a memo from Illinois Veterans Home Administrator Troy Culbertson as a resident of the facility. The death marks the seventh Adams County resident to die from the virus.

Among those testing positive for the virus are: one female between 10 and 19; one man and one woman in their 20s; two men and three women in their 30s; one man in his 40s; two men in their 50s; one woman in her 70s; and one man in his 80s.

About 549 Adams County residents have tested positive for the virus since the pandemic began in March. Currently there are 114 active cases, including 18 people who are hospitalized. Of those hospitalized, four individuals are in the ICU.

Officials with the Hancock County Health Department announced Tuesday that three people have tested positive for the virus, bringing the county's total number of cases to 65.

The three individuals, who are all recovering at home, are described as a man in his 60s, a woman in 50s, and a woman in her 60s. All of these new cases are related to other known positive cases.

Of the previously confirmed cases of Hancock County residents, there has been one death, and 37 individuals have recovered.

In Northeast Missouri, four county health departments reported additional COVID-19 cases, including Marion County, where seven residents tested positive for the virus on Tuesday.

Those testing positive include three men between 60 and 80 years old, who are all quarantined at home, and four women between 20 and 90 years old. All but one of the women are quarantined at home; the one woman is hospitalized.

The total number of cases in Marion County has grown to 236 positive cases, including seven hospitalized and 74 active cases. More than 150 people have recovered from the virus, though contact tracing continues to show community transmission.

The Pike County Health Department reported four new cases of COVID-19, bringing the county's total number cases to 121, which includes 35 new cases in the last week. Of those testing positive, 51 cases are active.

The Knox County Health Department reported one new confirmed positive case on Monday, bringing the county's total to 34 cases.

The Shelby County Health Department also reported one new case of the virus, bringing the county's total to 39 cases.

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