In one of their most detailed releases since the start of the pandemic, the Henry and Stark County Health Department released new numbers on Thursday. According to the numbers, there are now 47 confirmed cases of COVID-19 in Henry County. Stark County has one confirmed. Delving further into the numbers, the Henry and Stark County Health Department revealed that 51% of the confirmed cases were men. Colona has the highest concentration of COVID-19. Colona’s number of cases makes up 25.5% of the 47 confirmed in Henry County
Kewanee has the next highest concentration of confirmed cases at 21.2% of 47 confirmed cases. For the first time, the Henry and Stark County Health Department revealed the age range of COVID-19 patients in Henry County. Cases range in age from a 2 year old up to a 77 year old. On Thursday, the Health Department announced a cluster of 10 cases of COVID-19, 7 employees, three contacts of the 7 employees, at the Tyson Foods Plant in Joslin. Not all of those patients live in Joslin, they work at the plant.
Statewide numbers from Thursday, according to IDPH: 2563 new cases of COVID-19 between Wednesday and Thursday afternoon. 141 more people died from COVID-19 in that time frame. That brings the overall state of Illinois confirmed cases to 52,918. 2,355 people in Illinois have died from COVID-19. In the 24 hours prior to the Governor of Illinois’ press conference on Thursday afternoon, laboratories processed 13,200 specimens for a total of 269,867 tests. COVID-19 has now been confirmed in 97 counties across Illinois.