Monday afternoon, the Henry and Stark County Health Department announced that the number of confirmed cases of COVID-19 in Henry County is now at 99. Stark County meanwhile, saw one new case confirmed over the weekend bringing that total from Stark County to 4. No other information regarding the rise in cases in Henry County is being released at this time, indicating that the Health Department has not linked the rise to any specific cluster of cases ala the meat packing plant in Joslin where an outbreak of the Virus was documented back in April and accounted for at least 10 confirmed cases of COVID-19. The number of positive tests for COVID-19 in Henry County was at 94 as of last Thursday, July 2nd.
As for the latest numbers from the Illinois Department of Public Health, the IDPH announced 614 newly confirmed cases of COVID-19 and 6 additional deaths from COVID-19 as of Monday afternoon. That brings the totals since the beginning of the pandemic to 147,865 confirmed cases of COVID-19. 7,026 people have died from COVID-19 while the virus has now been confirmed in all 102 counties in the state of Illinois. The seven day rate of infection, a number to watch to see how well the curve is being flattened or whether infections are in the rise, finds numbers from July 29th to July 5th. Of the number of tests administered in that time frame, 2.6% returned positive for COVID-19.