QUINCY -- Adams County has exceeded 100 total confirmed cases of COVID-19.
The Adams County Health Department reported an additional seven positive cases of COVID-19 Friday bringing the total of confirmed cases to 105.
Confirmed cases of COVID-19 have more than doubled over the last month. The Health Department figures show 43 people have recovered from COVID-19. The county as had one COVID-19-related death. More than 9,000 tests have been administered in the county.
In a statement, the Health Department said the spread of COVID-19 is probable when safety measures are disregarded. It noted the surge in local cases, as well as in areas across the country where precautions have been reduced.
"This is especially true the larger group sizes become," the Health Department said. "During the Fourth of July, individuals may find opportunities to celebrate in larger groups. It is our recommendation that you avoid these situations to protect yourself and your loved ones.
"It is likely individuals attending larger gatherings can be exposed to COVID-19. While Phase 4 of the ‘Restore Illinois' plan does allow opportunities for larger gatherings, the goal remains to keep individuals socially distanced, using safety precautions such as masks and hand sanitizer, and to keep individual groups small and separated. Where these measures cannot be followed, it is recommended that event organizers postpone their event and/or that individuals not attend."
The Health Department also recommended that businesses continue to enforce safety measures, social distancing of individuals, seating areas, and bar standing area, and face-covering compliance.