• Ellie Sevigny

Knox County COVID-19 Positive Case Numbers and Vaccine Administration Data

Knox County, IL- The Knox County Unified Command is announcing three (3) new cases of Coronavirus Disease (COVID-19), between Tuesday, March 9, 2021 through Thursday, March 11, 2021, bringing the total positive cases to 5,077. The new positive cases include one (1) female and two (2) males. Due to federal privacy restriction, release of any additional information is prohibited. In every effort to reduce the risk of additional transmission, local public health officials are working to identify and actively monitor individuals who were in direct contact with these individuals.

According to the Illinois Department of Public Health as of today, Knox County has administered 18,864 COVID-19 vaccines and 7,701 county residents have been fully vaccinated. This makes up 15.37% of our population fully vaccinated.

Vaccine information, eligibility groups and clinic dates and times will continue to be updated on the Health Department website: www.knoxcountyhealth.org and social media. If you have specific questions about registering or whether you meet the criteria, you may email the Health Department at covid19@knoxcountyhealth.org.

COVID-19 testing is available Monday, Wednesday and Friday at the Knox Community Health Center and is open to anyone, regardless of symptoms or other criteria, please call the Knox Community Health Center at 309-344-2225 to schedule an appointment. Call early as same day appointments are often available.

Credible sources for information about COVID-19 include the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention www.cdc.gov and Illinois Department of Public Health www.dph.illinois.gov. The following webpage, http://gis.ci.galesburg.il.us/COVID, is the official source of information on COVID-19 numbers for Knox County. For general questions about COVID-19, call the hotline at 1-800-889-3931, email dph.sick@illinois.gov or call your Knox County Health Department at 309-344-2224 or email covid19@knoxcountyhealth.org.

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