Knox County, IL- The Knox County Unified Command is announcing nine (9) new cases of Coronavirus Disease (COVID-19), between Tuesday, July 13, 2021, and Thursday, July 15, 2021, bringing the total positive cases to 5,759. 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 <1 · 1 female <10 · 1 male <10 · 2 females 10s · 1 male 30s · 1 female 40s · 1 male 40s · 1 female 50s
According to the Illinois Department of Public Health today, Knox County has administered 45,359 COVID-19 vaccines and 22,440 county residents have been fully vaccinated. This makes up 44.78% of our population fully vaccinated. The Knox County Unified Command is hosting a Pfizer and Janssen COVID-19 vaccine clinic at the Unified Command Vaccine Center, 1150 W. Carl Sandburg Dr., Galesburg (former Bergner’s Building) on Tuesday, July 20th from 1:30 p.m. to 3:30 p.m. The Health Department will be administering 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 at the clinic. 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 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.