Knox County, IL- The Knox County Unified Command is announcing six (6) new cases of Coronavirus Disease (COVID-19), between Friday, July 9, 2021 and Monday, July 12, 2021, bringing the total positive cases to 5,750. 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 male 20s · 2 females 30s · 1 female 60s · 1 female 80s
According to the Illinois Department of Public Health today, Knox County has administered 45,105 COVID-19 vaccines and 22,305 county residents have been fully vaccinated. This makes up 44.51% of our population fully vaccinated. 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, July 15th 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. The Health Department will also hold a clinic on Thursday, June 15th from 3:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. at Swings Mobile Estates, 2135 Swing Blvd, Galesburg. The clinic will offer the two dose Pfizer vaccine to those 12 years of age and up and the one dose Janssen (Johnson & Johnson) vaccine to those 18 years of age and up. Individuals under the age of 18 are required to be accompanied by a parent or legal guardian. A parental consent must be signed before the vaccine can be administered. Patients will need a second dose between 21 and 42 days after the first. 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.