Monroe County Corona Number Hits 38

Share this post
Garden Place on DD Road on the west end of Columbia.
Garden Place senior living facility on DD Road in the Columbia bottoms.

As of April 9, 2020

Monroe County’s corona number jumped 16 in the past day as additional Garden Place of Columbia (DD Road) residents and staff have tested positive. So far there are a total of 38 officially reported cases covid-19.

All but one of today’s cases stem from an outbreak at Garden Place in Columbia (DD Road). Two additional Garden Place employees tested positve, but they reside out of the county, so they have been registered in their respective counties of residence).

Age Breakdown of the 33 cases (Of course, there are likely additional citizens who have the virus. There are 33 who have been officially tested.)
13-19: one male
20-29: three females, one male
40-49: one male
50-59: five females, one male
60-69: six females, three males
80-89: five females, three males (one death, male).
90-99: four females

One death: A male in his 80s (included in the numbers above)

Zip Code breakdown:
62298 – Waterloo: 15
62236 – Columbia: 18

At least two people who were hospitalized for their symptoms have since been released and continue to recover at home.

Ed-itor’s Note: Some consolation to those concerned with the rising number…. Since case #11, officials think maybe possibly two people have become infected while out in the general public. Most of the recent cases stem from folks being at certain ‘hotspots’ that have since been contained. 

Neighboring Counties
Randolph County: 34
Madison County: 89
St. Clair County: 144 with 4 deaths.

State Of Illinois
16,422 cases with 528 deaths


You Might Also Be Interested In
Email Email Bus Oak Hill

15 Covid Cases Now At Oak Hill

Monroe County’s senior care center is working hard to limit the further spread of covid-19 amongst its residents. There are...
Madison and Abigail McLean help their dad, County Clerk Jonathan McLean to transport mail in ballots to the Waterloo Post Office.

First Batch Of Ballot Are In The Mail

Monroe County Clerk Jonathan McLean reports that the mail-in ballot system is well underway for November’s general election. Registered voters...
Columbia High School golfers in the Top 10 at the Conference Golf Meet are, left to right, in blue, Megan Elliott, Mae Descher, Marissa Maldanodo and Malia Kossina.

Eagles Place Second In All-Conference Golf Meet

Red Bud’s Brenn Wilson finished in fifth place at the Cahokia Conference Meet. She is the...