August 7th, COVID-19 numbers as of noon, look like this around the Regional Radio listening area.
The Christ-Mont Emergency Management Agency reports that on Thursday in Christian County, 7 new cases were reported making the positive total 150. 6,416 people in Christian County have tested negative. There have been 4 deaths and 105 people are in isolation.
In Montgomery County, Christ-Mont reports 6 new cases making the positive total 168. Nearly 7,100 people tested negative in Montgomery County, where there have been 7 deaths. 23 people are in isolation.
In Shelby County, the health department is reporting 6 new cases making the positive total 74. Just over 2170 people have tested negative in the county, where there has been 1 death and 21 people are in isolation.
In Moultrie County, the health department is reporting 2 new cases making the positive total 71. There have been 2,154 negative test results reported with no deaths and 20 people in isolation.
Sangamon County is reporting 46 new cases making the positive total 1161. There have been 34 deaths with 501 in isolation.
In Fayette County they’re reporting 1 new case making the positive total 60. 2,352 have tested negative with 13 in isolation.
And, in Macon County, they're reporting 28 new COVID-19 cases making the positive total 551. There have been 13,704 negative tests with 186 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.