Three new deaths and 170 new cases were reported.
Cases testing positive for COVID-19 in Monroe County nearly tripled over the span of a day, with seven new cases reported March 25 to bring the total to eleven as of 7 p.m.
"The message stays the same, regardless of if we have one or 10 cases: Please stay home", said McGuire.
The first case in Monroe County, reported by the health department on March 19, involved a 72-year-old female resident of Key Largo, who recently traveled to the United Kingdom. The resident was tested on Tuesday, March 17 and the patient was notified of the positive result on March 19.
The county now has 15 confirmed positive cases.More news: Canada's Senate Approves Controversial COVID-19 Spending Bill - Statement
Vernon Township Mayor Howard Burrell said the Vernon residente is a 53-year-old man who was exposed to another person who tested positive at his out-of-county job.
So far three county residents have tested positive for the coronavirus, with 11 people in mandatory quarantine, 21 in precautionary quarantine and 52 in mandatory isolation.
"It is extremely important that everyone stay home and avoid contact with others", reads a statement from Franklin County. Two additional cases were reported in Montgomery County, bringing the case total up to three, according to the county health department.
The Health Dept. has been working to identify individuals who came into contact with these residents.
The cases are being investigated by health officials. All confirmed cases are isolated and close contacts are quarantined for 14 days from last exposure.More news: Joe Biden Cool To Idea Of Another Debate With Bernie Sanders
"There has been a large delay in the testing results and we have received many calls from upset people who were tested", Sproul added.
Both the Sussex County Dept. of Health and the patients were notified of the positive results on March 20. When private labs conduct the testing, they are notifying the patient and the county health department, he added.
The Belmont County Health Department is getting faxes on the tests being done on Belmont County residents at the Wheeling Park testing site, Sproul said. Some results may have positive results for another virus and would then allow the physician to treat that issue.
For questions, call The Winnebago County Health Department at 1-815-319-6705 (Available Monday thru Friday 9 a.m. -5 p.m.) or The Illinois Department of Public Health hotline at 1-800-889-3931.More news: BC bans evictions, freezes rent in wake of COVID-19