Four Knox/Warren COVID deaths on Tuesday

The Illinois Department of Public Health is reporting that there are 3 more deaths of Knox County citizens in the last 24 hours after testing positive for COVID-19.

The deaths are in a female in her 70’s, a female in her 90’s, and a male, also in his 90’s.

That now makes a total of 19 deaths in Knox County residents. There are also 14 new confirmed cases Tuesday, for a total of 1,331.

Warren County also reported one additional death, a male resident in his 60’s.

That is Warren’s 9th death of someone who tested positive for the coronavirus.

There are also 10 new confirmed cases in Warren Tuesday for a new total of 516.

Both Knox and Warren Counties were placed in a “warning” level as of Friday, because of reaching points in certain metrics meant to track the virus’ spread.

For the week of Oct. 11 through Oct. 17, Knox had a 377 positive for 100,000 people and a positivity rate of 11.9 percent, and nearly a quarter of cases were linked to outbreaks.

Warren was similar with 335 positive per 100,000 and a positivity rate of 12 percent.