Knox County, IL- The Knox County Unified Command is announcing 42 new cases of Coronavirus Disease (COVID-19), between Friday, April 16, 2021 through Monday, April 19, 2021, bringing the total positive cases to 5,338. 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. One of the previous cases reported was transferred to their county of residence.
The new cases include:
· 2 females <10 · 1 male <10 · 6 females 10s · 4 males 10s · 2 females 20s · 5 males 20s · 4 females 30s · 4 males 30s · 3 females 40s · 1 male 40s · 5 females 50s · 1 male 60s · 2 females 70s · 2 males 80s
Positive cases have been identified geographically throughout Knox County; with the Illinois Department of Public Health (IDPH) reporting 63.7% of all Knox County cases residing in Galesburg, 8.1% in Knoxville, 6.0% in Abingdon, 2.2% in Yates City, 2.0% in Oneida, 2.0% in Wataga, 1.9% in Dahinda, 1.9% in Williamsfield, 1.3% in East Galesburg, 1.3% in Gilson, 1.3% in Maquon, 1.0% in Altona, 1.0% in Rio, 0.9% in Victoria, 0.5% in Henderson, 0.4% in St. Augustine, and 4.4% in the remaining areas of the County. According to IDPH, data shown is >5 cases per zip code which is consistent with Collection, Disclosure, and Confidentiality of Health Statistics (77 Ill. Adm. Code 1005). It should be assumed that COVID-19 exposure can occur in every county in IL. Zip code is zip code of residence, which may not be the location of exposure. According to the Illinois Department of Public Health today, Knox County has administered 32,293 COVID-19 vaccines and 13,978 county residents have been fully vaccinated. This makes up 27.89% 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 firstname.lastname@example.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 email@example.com or call your Knox County Health Department at 309-344-2224 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.