August 3rd COVID-19 numbers look like this around the Regional Radio listening area.
The Christ-Mont Emergency Management Agency reports that over the weekend in Christian County, 18 new cases were reported making the positive total 124. 5,766 people in Christian County have tested negative. There have been 4 deaths and 79 people are in isolation.
In Montgomery County, Christ-Mont reports 11 new cases making the positive total 156. Just over 65-hundred tested negative in Montgomery County, where there have been 7 deaths. 11 people are in isolation.
In Shelby County, the health department is reporting 4 new cases making the positive total 59. Just over 2,000 tested negative in the county where there has been 1 death and 24 people are in isolation.
In Moultrie County, the health department is reporting 2 new cases making the positive total 52. There have been 1.957 negative test results reported with no deaths and 18 people in isolation.
Sangamon County is reporting 105 new cases making the positive total 1045. There have been 34 deaths with 450 in isolation.
In Fayette County they’re reporting 1 new case making the positive total 53. 2,096 have tested negative with 9 in isolation.
And, in Macon County, they're reporting 50 new COVID-19 cases making the positive total 475. There have been 13,704 negative tests with 187 in isolation.
The Illinois Department of Public Health reports that Region 3, which encompasses the counties of Christian, Montgomery, and Sangamon in the Regional Radio listening area and counties to the west, shows a positivity rate of 4.7% as of July 31st. Region 6, includes Shelby, Macon, Moultrie, Fayette, and counties to the east, shows a positivity rate of 3.1% as of July 31st.
For a complete breakdown of statistics by county, click the "Current Coronavirus Numbers by County" icon at taylorvilledailynews-dot-com.