QUINCY — A Quincy Hy-Vee store will start offering COVID-19 tests.
The pharmacy at 3700 Broadway was one of more than 150 Hy-Vee pharmacy locations that the grocery store chain announced Wednesday will offer the test. It first rolled out testing at 11 pharmacies in August.
The tests are free and are administered through a drive-thru process. Twelve patients can be accommodated per hour.
Those wishing to have a test do not have to have COVID-19 symptoms, but they must register online at at doineedacovid19test.com. Patients will need to answer questions and provide information to receive a test voucher number and appointment time. The patient will arrive in the pharmacy drive-thru with the printed voucher or the number on their phone before they receive a test kit.
A pharmacy employee will provide instructions on how to self-administer the test and supervise the test. The patient will then drop off their completed kit in a collection bin. All tests will be shipped to a lab, and results will be emailed to the patient in three to five business days.
Tests are available for children ages 3 and up, as long as they are registered and accompanied by a parent or guardian.
On Wednesday, the Adams County Health Department announced 17 new cases of COVID-19.
The new cases are two males between 10 and 19 years old, one man and two women in their 30s, one woman in her 40s, three men in their 50s, one man and three women in their 60s, two men and one woman in their 70s and one woman in her 80s.
The county has reported 1,278 confirmed positive cases, with 149 active cases. Twenty-one people in their 30s to 90s are hospitalized in the county. Two people are in the intensive care unit.
In Brown County, five additional cases were reported. The new cases are one woman in her 50s, one woman in her 60s, one man and one woman in their 70s and a woman in her 80s. One of the new cases is from a congregate setting.
The county has reported a total of 78 cases, with 23 active cases.
Two additional COVID-19 cases — a male between 10 and 19 and a man in his 40s — were reported by the Pike County, Ill., Health Department.
A total of 160 cases have been confirmed in the county, with 25 active cases. Three people remain hospitalized.
The Hancock County Health Department reported one new COVID-19 cases — one woman in her 20s to 30. The woman is recovering at home.
The county has reported a total of 251 cases, with 26 active cases.
In Missouri, the Marion County Health Department announced three additional cases — three women between 20 and 70. One is hospitalized.
The county has reported a total of 764 case, with 50 active cases. Five people remain hospitalized.
In Pike County, Mo., 10 new COVID-19 cases were reported bringing the county’s total to 325. There are 27 active cases, with three people remaining hospitalized.
The Shelby County Health Department announced four additional cases. The county has reported a total of 83 cases. Eleven are active with three hospitalized.
The Lewis County Health Department reported four new COVID-19 cases bringing the county’s total to 182. Twenty-three are active.
In Ralls County, four new cases were reported. The county has reported a total of 179 cases. Ten are active, with two people remaining hospitalized.