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Marion County off COVID -19 warning list; Clinton, Fayette, Washington and Wayne included 

Marion County off COVID -19 warning list; Clinton, Fayette, Washington and Wayne included 

Marion County has been removed from the Illinois Department of Public Health’s COVID-19 warning level list.   The county had been included for one week when their rate of positivity jumped over 8-percent.  It was back down to 6.4-percent this week.

Clinton County is repeating again and continues to have the highest positivity in the region at 13.8-percent.   Washington County also stays on the list with a positivity rate of 11.3-percent.   Fayette County returns to the list as the positivity rate has jumped back up to 8.6-percent.  Wayne County repeats on the list and currently has an 8.1-percent rate of positivity.

A total of 17 counties are on this week’s warning level post.  Bond, Crawford, and Hamilton Counties in Southern Illinois are also on this week’s list.

Jefferson County has the lowest rate in the region at 3.2-percent.  Clay County has a positivity rate of 7-percent.

The statewide positivity rate bumped up a tenth of a percent to 3.6-percent.   The Metro East Region has a 7.1-percent positivity rate.  The Southern Illinois Region is at a 6.3-percent rate.  The East Central Illinois rate is at 2.5-percent.