QUINCY (WGEM) – The Adams County Health Department reported seven additional positive cases of COVID-19 on Wednesday, bringing the total to 69 confirmed cases in Adams County.
Health officials said contact tracing investigations are underway in the recently reported cases to follow up with close contacts and advise on possible exposure and next steps.
Health officials added, in the past week, they have seen a more than 50% increase in cases in the county.
Adams County has reported a total of 25 new cases in the past eight days.
Earlier Wednesday, Quincy Fire Chief Joe Henning reported that four members of the Quincy Fire Department tested positive for COVID-19 and ten of the department’s staff members are currently in solitary confinement.
On Wednesday morning, Quincy Mayor Kyle Moore tweeted about the reported cases within the Fire Department and said: “A few weeks ago I did not know anyone who had contracted the virus. Today I know colleagues and friends who are in home treating this disease. ” hired from different sources) We are eager to reopen, but we must do so safely and sensibly. “
Health officials also reported Wednesday that there were no Adams County residents currently hospitalized due to the disease and the number of people who have recovered is currently 42.
To date, 7,302 tests have yielded negative results in Adams County.
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