QUINCY (WGEM) -- The Adams County Heath Department reported the county's 15th COVID-19 related death and 45 new test-positive cases of COVID-19 on Monday.
Health officials stated the victim was a male in his 90s.
They also reported the following new cases:
1 female between 10 and 19
8 males in their 20s
4 females in their 20s
4 males in their 30s
3 females in their 30s
4 males in their 40s
1 female in her 40s
3 males in their 50s
3 females in their 50s
3 males in their 60s
3 females in their 60s
4 males in their 70s
1 female in her 70s
1 male in his 80s
2 females in their 80s
Health officials reported a total of 1625 positive cases in Adams County to date, with 229 of those being active.
Health officials also reported the preliminary seven-day positivity for cases as a percent of total test is 10.56%.
At this time there are 49 individuals hospitalized in Adams County, according to heath officials. The ages of those hospitalized range from 40s-90s. Of those hospitalized, there are currently 7 individuals in the Intensive Care Unit.
The Adams County Health Department continues to urge the community to continue to do their part to reduce the spread of the virus. Residents must continue to protect their health and the health of others, especially those who are most vulnerable and those with chronic health conditions.
Health officials said masking in public spaces, frequent handwashing and staying home when you are sick are important prevention strategies to combat the spread of COVID-19. Further, avoiding gatherings that have a significant number of individuals is vital to reducing spread.
Health officials added the likelihood of individuals being exposed to COVID-19 greatly increases when they are in contact with more people in larger gatherings.