Knox County, IL- The Knox County Unified Command is announcing six (6) new cases of Coronavirus Disease (COVID-19), between Friday, June 18, 2021 and Monday, June 21, 2021, bringing the total positive cases to 5,709. 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.
The new cases include:
· 1 female 20s · 1 female 30s · 1 male 30s · 2 males 50s · 1 female 60s
According to the Illinois Department of Public Health today, Knox County has administered 43,600 COVID-19 vaccines and 21,417 county residents have been fully vaccinated. This makes up 42.74% of our population fully vaccinated. The Knox County Health Department is offering a rural walk-in Janssen COVID-19 vaccine clinic at the Oneida Fire Department, 254 N Sage St, Oneida, IL on Thursday, June 24th from 9:00am-11:00am. This is a one dose Janssen (Johnson & Johnson) vaccine available to those 18 years of age and up. The Knox County Unified Command is hosting a Moderna and Janssen COVID-19 vaccine clinic at the Unified Command Vaccine Center, 1150 W. Carl Sandburg Dr., Galesburg (former Bergner’s Building) on Thursday, June 24th from 8:30 a.m. to 10:30 a.m. The Health Department will be administering the two dose Moderna vaccine to those 18 years of age and up and the one dose Janssen (Johnson & Johnson) vaccine to those 18 years of age and up at the clinic. Patients will need a second dose between 28 and 42 days after the first dose. 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. For general questions about COVID-19, call the hotline at 1-800-889-3931, email firstname.lastname@example.org or call your Knox County Health Department at 309-344-2224 or email email@example.com.