On Wednesday, the Henry and Stark County Health Department released their latest set of recovery rate data. The data accumulated includes a total of 103 cases of COVID-19 in Henry County since the start of the pandemic. Of those 103 people, 52 are in the category of ‘symptoms resolved,’ the category closest to fully recovered from COVID-19. The next highest number is 23, that’s 23 people who are symptomatic and are at home. There are currently 2 people who are hospitalized related to COVID-19. 11 people are Asymptomatic, having tested positive but not showing any of symptoms of COVID-19.
In a notable change from last week when zero cases were unaccounted for, this week there are 14 people people in Henry County who’ve tested positive for COVID-19 but have not reported their status to the Henry and Stark County Health Department. In Stark County, 6 people have now tested positive for COVID-19. Of those 6 people, 1 person is symptomatic and at home. 3 people are Asymptomatic. One person has not reported their status to the Health Department. And, one person is in the category of Symptoms resolved.
As for the latest statewide COVID-19 numbers, a slight upward spike was noted on Wednesday as Illinois approached 1000 newly confirmed cases. That’s a notable increase over the 500 and 600 daily average of confirmed cases which has been the average since late June. 980 new cases of COVID-19 were confirmed by the Illinois Department of Public Health on Wednesday along with 36 additional deaths from COVID-19. That brings the totals since the beginning of the pandemic to 149,432 confirmed cases of COVID-19. Of that number, 7,099 people have died from COVID-19.
The preliminary seven-day statewide positivity for cases as a percent of total tests administered. from July 1 –July 7, is 2.6%. As of last night, 1,518 people in Illinois were reported to be in the hospital with COVID-19. Of those, 331 patients were in the ICU and 151 patients with COVID-19 were on ventilators.