Some counties are releasing more information about COVID-19 vaccination schedules. And financial assistance is headed to small businesses in a couple communities.
The Lee County Health Department said people age 65 and older will now be included in the state’s Phase 1B for COVID-19 vaccinations. The phase will start next month.
The county health department said it already has a list of more than 800 people who have called with contact information and are waiting for an appointment. The department said it will schedule appointments as doses of the vaccine come in. It estimates receiving 200 doses the first week of February.
The Knox County Unified Command closed its vaccination clinic Thursday, January 21, after running out of doses by midday.
Vaccinations for Knox County residents age 65 and older will be available again Friday, January 22, on a first come, first served basis. The clinic will start at 8:30 a.m. at the Knox County Farm Bureau, 180 S. Soangetaha Road in Galesburg.
The vaccination is free.
COVID Relief Funds for Businesses
The Galesburg Community Development Office reported 35 businesses will receive grants through the Galesburg COVID-19 Relief Program.
The funding comes from the city and the state. Each contributed $250,000 to the program. The city said the money will be disbursed by the end of the month.
Pandemic relief funding is also headed to 58 small businesses in Macomb.
The city said the funding comes from three state grant programs. A total of $450,000 will be distributed to Macomb businesses.
Schuyler County Outbreaks
The Schuyler County Health Department is reporting COVID-19 outbreaks at two residential facilities.
One is at the Charles Place Apartments in Rushville, where there are seven confirmed cases of the virus. The other is at the Country Gardens Senior Living Community in Rushville. The department said there are three confirmed cases of the virus at that facility.
The Latest Statistics
These figures reflect the number of coronavirus cases and deaths related to the virus since the pandemic began in the U.S. early last year. Most of this data comes from websites operated by the states of Illinois, Iowa, and Missouri and was collected on Thursday afternoon, January 21. More detailed information can be found on the state websites.
Adams County 7,442 cases/98 deaths
Brown County 613 cases/5 deaths
Cass County 1,766 cases/21 deaths
Clark County 426 cases/5 deaths
Des Moines County 3,867 cases/43 deaths
Fulton County 2,581 cases/41 deaths
Hancock County 1,511 cases/31 deaths (the death total comes from the Hancock County Health Department)
Henderson County 456 cases/7 deaths
Knox County 4,640 cases/116 deaths
Lee County 3,171 cases/32 deaths (the case total comes from the Lee County Health Department)
Lewis County 609 cases/3 deaths
Mason County 1,180 cases/40 deaths
McDonough County 2164 cases/48 deaths (the death total comes from the McDonough County Health Department)
Pike County (IL) 1,571 cases/45 deaths
Schuyler County 632 cases/15 deaths (the death total comes from the Schuyler County Health Department)
Scotland County 235 cases/3 deaths
Van Buren County 497 cases/14 deaths
Warren County 1,591 cases/41 deaths
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