Health

Adams County COVID-19 cases jump to new daily high

By THE HERALD-WHIG STAFF
Posted: Jul. 13, 2020 12:20 pm

QUINCY — The Adams County Health Department added 29 confirmed cases of COVID-19 to its online dashboard Monday bringing the total number of cases in the county to 185.

Figures show that there were nine confirmed cases Saturday, 10 on Sunday and 14 Monday, which is the highest daily total since the first confirmed case of COVID-19 was confirmed in March.

Figures posted over the weekend initially showed only four new cases on Saturday. An additional five were added Monday.

There are 124 active cases of COVID-19 in Adams County. Sixty people have recovered from the illness, and there has been one COVID-19-related death.

The Health Department site also indicated 12 people now are hospitalized.

In a statement, the Health Department said the spread of

COVID-19 is probable when safety measures are disregarded.

“While many cases of COVID-19 are linked to known clusters, such as family units or organizational clusters, we also observe cases that have no known epidemiological link to other positive cases in the community,” the Health Department said. “This indicates that there is a continuing risk of exposure through general contact in the community. It also highlights the importance of following safety measures that are known to be effective against the spread of COVID-19.

“The primary way to avoid exposure is to properly social distance, wear masks when out in public, work or social settings, and to stay home when you feel you may be becoming ill.”

Anyone showing any symptoms of COVID-19 should seek testing and avoid other while they experience symptoms.

The Health Department’s statement also said that it is “imperative that our community flatten the curve so that we do not have significant spread of COVID-19 at the beginning of the school season.”

Also, Monday, the Pike County Health Department confirmed two new cases of COVID-19 in the county and a workplace outbreak.

The new cases — a woman in her 60s and a man in his 30s — raise the county’s total cases to eight. Six of the cases are active.

The Health Department said the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention defines a workplace outbreak as two or more positive COVID-19 cases in the last 14 days in the same business. The business was not disclosed.

The Hancock County Health Department announced its 22nd confirmed case. The woman in her 70s to 80s is recovering at home. The case is related to another positive case in another county, the Health Department said.