August 6th, COVID-19 numbers look like this around the Regional Radio listening area.
The Christ-Mont Emergency Management Agency reports that on Wednesday in Christian County, 12 new cases were reported making the positive total 143. 6,247 people in Christian County have tested negative. There have been 4 deaths and 98 people are in isolation.
In Montgomery County, Christ-Mont reports 5 new cases making the positive total 157. Just over 7,000 people tested negative in Montgomery County, where there have been 7 deaths. 19 people are in isolation.
In Shelby County, the health department is reporting 6 new cases making the positive total 62. Just over 2150 people have tested negative in the county, where there has been 1 death and 16 people are in isolation.
In Moultrie County, the health department is reporting 5 new cases making the positive total 69. There have been 2,120 negative test results reported with no deaths and 17 people in isolation.
Sangamon County is reporting 39 new cases making the positive total 1115. There have been 34 deaths with 486 in isolation.
In Fayette County, they’re reporting 1 new case making the positive total 59. 2,351 have tested negative with 11 in isolation.
And, in Macon County, they're reporting 20 new COVID-19 cases making the positive total 523. There have been 13,704 negative tests with 186 in isolation.
The Illinois Department of Public Health reports that Region 3, that 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.