QUINCY (WGEM) — The Adams County Health Department reported six additional test positive cases of COVID-19 on Tuesday.
This follows the report of six new test positive cases on Monday.
Tuesday’s announcement brings the total number of confirmed positive cases of COVID-19 to 62.
Adams County has now seen an increase of 18 cases within a week.
The Adams County Health Department reported that 42 people have recovered from COVID-19 and there has been one death in the county.
The Adams County Health Department has complete 7,089 confirmed negative tests.
Health officials said a contact tracing investigation is being conducted to follow up with close contacts and advise of potential exposure and steps they will need to take to monitor their health as well as any quarantine instructions.
Officials said by tracing contacts the individual had prior to the diagnosis, the risk of additional transmission is reduced. Contact tracing indicates epidemiological linkages of each of these six cases to previously known recent case clusters.
Health officials said as the community and the State of Illinois open phase 3 and anticipate phase 4 at the end of this…
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