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.