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Adams County COVID death toll now at 135

Adams County COVID death toll now at 135

1 month ago by Scott Hardy

Virus claims a victim for the third day in a row

For the third day in a row, an Adams County resident has died of COVID-19.

A 135th person in Adams County has died due to the virus, according to the latest data posted Friday by the Adams County Health Department on its' COVID-19 dashboard. So far this month, six people in Adams County have died due to the virus. The Health Department says that 78 new cases were confirmed Thursday. Nearly 330 people have tested positive this week, and just over 11 thousand people have tested positive since the start of the pandemic. The number of people with active cases of the virus has fallen to 700. The dashboard says that 45 people are hospitalized, including 10 in the ICU. The County's seven-day positivity rate is down slightly to 6 point 6 per cent.

More new cases continue to be reported in other West-Central Illinois counties. They include 21 new cases in Hancock County, 11 new cases in Brown County, 9 new cases in McDonough County and 7 new cases in Pike County.

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