For your central Illinois COVID-19 update. The following numbers have been reported by the individual health departments, Illinois Department of Public Health, and the CDC. These are numbers that are reported to us.
For Christian County as of September 8th, there are 48 new COVID-19 cases reported with 4,951 total positives. There have been 105 deaths and 118 are currently isolated. 21 current cases are in the hospital, and the positivity rate is currently at 4.2% which is below the 5% threshold asked for by the IDPH. There have been been 24,666 total vaccine doses administered.
In Shelby County as of September 7th, there have been 130 new cases over the previous week with one new death reported of a female in her 30s. There are 143 in isolation. Shelby County’s positivity rate is currently at 8.7%. There have been 12,822 total doses administered of the COVID-19 vaccine with 32% of the county completely vaccinated.
In Montgomery County as of September 8th, there were 31 new cases from Wednesday and 18 from Tuesday. Montgomery County has a 4.69% positivity rate. There have been 24,777 total vaccine doses administered and 42% of the population is fully vaccinated.
In Fayette County as of September 7th, there were 124 new COVID-19 cases over the previous week with 57 deaths overall. 27% of the county is fully vaccinated. The positivity rate is currently at 7.01%.
In Moultrie County as of September 1st, there have been 1,994 total COVID-19 cases. The positivity rate is at 12.2% and the total vaccination rate is 34%.
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