QUINCY — The number of COVID-19 cases continues to increase in Adams County.
Eight new cases were reported this weekend, according to the Adams County COVID-19 Tracking System website.
The county now has a total of 113 confirmed cases.
The Adams County Health Department has said the spread of COVID-19 is probable when safety measures are disregarded. It noted the surge in local cases, as well as in areas across the country where precautions have been reduced.
"It is likely individuals attending larger gatherings can be exposed to COVID-19," the department said in a statement. "While Phase 4 of the ‘Restore Illinois' plan does allow opportunities for larger gatherings, the goal remains to keep individuals socially distanced, using safety precautions such as masks and hand sanitizer, and to keep individual groups small and separated. Where these measures cannot be followed, it is recommended that event organizers postpone their event and/or that individuals not attend."
The department also recommends that businesses continue to enforce safety measures, social distancing of individuals, seating areas and bar standing areas, and face-covering compliance.
Health Department figures show 43 people have recovered from COVID-19. The county has had one COVID-19-related death. More than 9,000 tests have been administered in the county.