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Adams County reports 17 new COVID-19 cases, exposure at Quincy restaurant

Posted: Aug. 6, 2020 12:01 am Updated: Aug. 7, 2020 12:00 am

QUINCY -- The Adams County Health Department announced 17 new COVID-19 cases and a public exposure Thursday at a Quincy restaurant.

The department said the public exposure was at Tower Pizza and Mexican on Friday and Saturday, and that anyone who visited the restaurant should monitor their health and watch for symptoms. Anyone experiencing symptoms should seek testing.

The department said it is working with Tower to provide guidance and help mitigate the situation.

Anybody experiencing symptoms should seek testing by calling the Blessing Hospital COVID-19 hotline at 217-277-3504.

Symptoms that can appear two to 14 days after exposure to the virus include fever or chills, cough, shortness of breath or difficulty breathing, fatigue, muscle or body aches, headache, new loss of taste or smell, sore throat, congestion or runny nose, nausea or vomiting, and diarrhea.

The department said the new cases are:

º One male between the age of 10 and 19.

º Four women in their 20s.

º One man in his 30s.

º Two men in their 40s.

º Two men and one woman in their 50s.

º One man and two women in their 60s.

º One woman in her 70s.

º One woman in her 80s.

º One woman in her 90s.

The county has reported 471 positive cases and five COVID-19-related deaths. There are 113 active cases.

As of Thursday, 14 people in their 40s to 90s are hospitalized in the county, with one person in the intensive care unit.

The county's seven-day positivity rate is 4.66%.

Also Thursday, the Pike County Health Department reported five new cases of the virus -- an infant, one female teen, one woman in her 40s, and one man and one woman in their 60s.

The department said all positive cases are isolating at their homes, and close contacts are being identified and will be asked to quarantine for 14 days.

Pike County has had 19 cases, with seven active cases.

The Hancock County Health Department and Memorial Hospital reported four additional COVID-19 in Hancock County on Wednesday: Two men in their 30s to 40s; one man in his 20s to 40s; one man in his 20s to 30s; and one man in his 80s to 90s. One is related to another confirmed case. All are recovering at home.

Hancock County now has had 49 cases. There has been one death, and 30 people have recovered.