Health

Adams County hits new daily COVID-19 case record for third time in seven days

Posted: Sep. 29, 2020 12:01 am

QUINCY -- Adams County has reported a record number of COVID-19 cases for the third time in seven days.

The Adams County Health Department reported 34 new COVID-19 cases Monday.

This brings the county's total number of cases to 1,146, with 170 active cases. There are seven people in their 30s to 70s hospitalized in Adams County. None are in the intensive care unit.

The Health Department noted COVID-19 outbreaks associated with several large gatherings, including weddings and out-of-town sporting events.

"We know that congregation yields increased case count -- the likelihood of individuals being exposed to COVID-19 greatly increases in large groups," said Health Department Administrator Jerrod Welch. "Avoiding gatherings with significant number of individuals is vital to reducing the spread of COVID-19 in our community."

The Health Department encouraged residents should continue to mask when in public spaces, practice good hand hygiene and stay home when feeling ill.

The new COVID-19 cases in the county are one boy and one girl under 10, two males and two female between 10 and 19, two men and four women in their 20s, four men and four women in their 30s, one man and two women in their 40s, two men and two women in their 50s, one man and two women in their 60s, one man and one woman in their 70s, one man in his 80s and one woman in their 90s.

The county's seven-day positivity rate is 8.05%.