County reports 26 new COVID-19 cases in one day


IROQUOIS COUNTY, Ill. (WCIA) — Iroquois County has reached a total of 78 reported COVID-19 cases, after confirming an additional 26 positive test results Wednesday.

A press release from the Iroquois County Public Health Department (ICPHD) reported the following new cases of the virus:

  • A man in his 20s.
  • A man in his 30s.
  • A man in his 40s.
  • A man and a woman in their 50s.
  • A man and a woman in their 60s.
  • Two women in their 70s.
  • One man and seven women in their 80s.
  • Nine women in their 90s.

“Of the 78 individuals with laboratory confirmed cases, 21 have recovered and have been released from isolation, 6 are hospitalized, 50 remain isolated at home and 1 has passed away,” the release added. “We extend our prayers and deepest condolences to the family, friends, and community members affected by this loss.”

The release added the ICPHD will host a press conference at 3 p.m. on May 7th. It will be live-streamed and can be viewed at this link.

The ICPHD previously reported one COVID-19 related death of a 60-year-old man, and the following 51 cases of the virus:

  • One male individual under the age of 20.
  • Two men and four women in their 20s.
  • Six men and five women in their 30s.
  • Three men and four women in their 40s.
  • Two men and seven women in their 50s.
  • Five men and five women in their 60s.
  • Two men and one woman in their 70s.
  • Two men in their 80s.
  • Two women in their 90s.

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