On Monday, the city of Bloomington issued a press release announcing that a fourth city employee had tested positive for COVID-19.
It was the second positive test for a city employee in the last five days, both of them firefighters. The previous two tests came nearly three months ago. Those were for a firefighter and a parks and recreation staffer.
It’s the third employee to have tested positive, according to the release, but the first in nearly three months.
The most recent employee to have tested positive is a firefighter, according to the release. Of the two previous positive tests for city employees on March 28 and April 3, one was a firefighter and the other was a parks and recreation department employee.
The total number of confirmed positive COVID-19 cases in Monroe County now stands at 214. According to information released on June 24 from the state, 26 Monroe County residents have died from the disease. The total number of tests has increased over the last few weeks. The total number tested in Monroe County is now 6,408.
The number of cases by day peaked in mid-April. At that point the rolling 7-day average was around 6 cases a day. Since the end of April, the 7-day average in Monroe County has stayed mostly under 2 cases a day, but a spike on June 16 pushed the 7-day average to over 3. With that spike no longer contributing to the average, it’s dropped again to below 2.