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COVID-19 Update

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 October 8th, there are 18 new COVID-19 cases reported with 5,659 total positives.  There have been 113 deaths and 139 are currently isolated.  17 current cases are in the hospital, and the positivity rate is currently at 3.5% which is below the 5% threshold asked for by the IDPH. In Christian County 40% are fully vaccinated. 


In Shelby County as of October 4th, there have been 87 new cases over the previous week with four new deaths.  There are 131 in isolation. Shelby County’s positivity rate is currently at 7.2%. 35% of the county is completely vaccinated for a total of 7,618. 


In Montgomery County as of October 6th, there were 11 new cases with 32 in isolation. There have been 78 deaths overall. Montgomery County has a 2.7% positivity rate. There have been 12,716 of the population fully vaccinated for a 44% rate.


In Fayette County as of October 4th, there were 134 new COVID-19 cases over the previous week with 59 deaths. 30.4% of the county is fully vaccinated. The positivity rate is currently at 5.7%. 


In Moultrie County, the positivity rate is at 6.3% and the total vaccination rate is 37%. 


Stay tuned to Regional Radio News, for the latest information on COVID-19 and for where you can get tested, and receive the vaccine.

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