August 12th, COVID-19 numbers as of noon, look like this around the Regional Radio listening area.
The Christ-Mont Emergency Management Agency reports that on Tuesday in Christian County, 1 new case was reported making the positive total 165. 6,750 people in Christian County have tested negative. There have been 5 deaths and 100 people are in isolation.
In Montgomery County, Christ-Mont reports 1 new case pushing the positive total to 177. Over 7,600 people tested negative in Montgomery County, where there have been 7 deaths. 17 people are in isolation.
In Shelby County, the health department is reporting 5 new cases making the positive total 88. Just over 2,287 people have 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 0 new cases keeping the positive total at 72. There have been 2,168 negative test results reported with no deaths and 20 people in isolation.
Sangamon County is reporting 51 new cases making the positive total 1321. There have been 34 deaths with 494 in isolation.
In Fayette County they’re reporting 3 new cases making the positive total 71. 2,567 have tested in total in the county with 16 in isolation.
And, in Macon County, they're reporting 16 new COVID-19 cases making the positive total 654. There are 291 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 5.5% as of August 9th. Region 6, includes Shelby, Macon, Moultrie, Fayette, and counties to the east, shows a positivity rate of 2.8% as of August 9th.
For a complete breakdown of statistics by county, click the "Current Coronavirus Numbers by County" icon at taylorvilledailynews-dot-com.