Respiratory symptoms increase at Adams Co.

QUINCY (WGEM) – Adams County health officials reported five new positive cases of COVID-19 on Friday, bringing the total case count to 76.

COVID-19 cases in Adams County since April

Authorities also stated that current data indicates that respiratory symptoms among those seeking care are increasing.

They said that this, along with the increase in positive cases of COVID-19, shows that there is transmission of COVID-19 within our community and that we must continue to implement simple measures to reduce the spread of the disease.

Officials added that on the Adams County COVID-19 dashboard we will begin displaying new data that tracks respiratory symptoms among people accessing care through the community testing center.

Authorities said they previously tracked calls, but they do not indicate whether a person is investigating COVID-19, looking for evidence due to exposure, or if they have symptoms of COVID-19. The new data, in the form of a bar graph, will allow the community to see if the reported respiratory symptoms in the community are increasing, stable, or decreasing.

Health officials also reported an additional recovered case in Adams County and the number of confirmed negative tests is now 8,011.

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