Following the first time that the Henry and Stark County Health Department has released City data regarding the number of cases, the County announced 1 more new COVID-19 diagnosis on Monday afternoon. The Health Department broke with previous guidelines on Monday and announced that Kewanee had more than 5 confirmed cases of COVID-19. The announcement came with the intent of encouraging adherence to social distancing and sheltering at home order. The total number of confirmed COVID-19 cases in Henry County went up to 37 on Monday afternoon. Stark County’s count remains at 1 confirmed case. Statewide COVID-19 numbers, Governor J.B Pritzker once again offered cautious optimism.
The rate of transmission in Illinois is slowing. That said, in order to safely return to normal, it needs to slow further. The Governor announced 1151 new confirmed COVID-19 cases on Monday. 59 people died from COVID-19 between the announcement of numbers on Sunday and the announcement of more numbers on Monday. Statewide totals now stand at 31,508 confirmed COVID-19 cases and 1349 Illinois residents have died from COVID-19. 95 of 103 counties have at least one confirmed case.