Health

Knox County reported first COVID-19-related death

Posted: Sep. 15, 2020 9:20 pm

EDINA, Mo. -- The first COVID-19-related death was reported in Knox County.

The Knox County Health Department reported the death of individual between 50 and 60 years old on Tuesday. The individual had been battling the virus since late August and had been hospitalized over 10 days.

The county's last COVID-19 updated on Thursday said there were 45 confirmed cases in Knox County, with six active cases.

In Marion County, six additional confirmed cases were reported -- one man between 50 and 60 and five females ranging from infant to 50. All are recovering at home.

The Marion County Health Department said the county has had 646 confirmed cases, with 87 active cases. Seven people are hospitalized.

The Pike County, Mo., Health Department reported 16 additional COVID-19 Tuesday, bringing the county's total to 267. There are 38 active cases with two people hospitalized.

In Illinois, the Adams County Health Department reported 10 new cases -- three females between 10 and 19, one woman in her 20s, one woman in her 30s, one man and one woman in their 40s, one woman in her 50s and two women in their 60s.

The county has reported 884 cases with 73 active cases. Six people in their 40s to 90s are hospitalized in the county.

The seven day positivity rating in the county is 4.3%.

The Pike County, Ill., Health Department reported two woman in their 20s contracted the virus. Pike County has had 102 confirmed cases. Seventeen are active.

In Hancock County, one additional COVID-19 case was reported. The man in his 40s to 50s is recovering at home and is not connected to another positive case.

The county has reported 178 confirmed cases, with 20 active cases.