CARTHAGE, Ill. (WGEM) — The Hancock County Health Department reported on Monday the first death of a county resident who died of medical conditions complicated by COVID-19.
The individual was in their 60’s to 70’s and passed away on Sunday at Blessing Hospital.
The Hancock County Health Department was saddened to hear about the death of the Hancock County resident. "We would like to extend our heartfelt condolences to the family, friends, and co-workers that knew the individual" said Amy Hall, Hancock County Health Department's Administrator.
Health officials stated COVID-19 cases continue to circulate, therefore, Hancock County residents must not let their guard down. People must continue to protect their health and the health of others, especially those who are most vulnerable and those with chronic health conditions.
Currently, Hancock County has had seventeen positive cases of COVID-19. Sixteen of those patients have recovered.