The Marion County Health Department is reporting six COVID-19 related deaths on Wednesday. That’s the highest number of deaths in a single day for the county since the pandemic began and brings the total number of deaths in the county to 51.
The health department reports three of the deaths were long term care residents from three different facilities. They are identified as a female in her 70s, a female in her 80s, a female in her 90s, a male in his 70s, a male in his 80s, and a male in his 90s.
The Clinton County Health Department is reporting three COVID-19 related deaths. The two females in their 80s and male in their 80s were residents of two different long term care facilities.
The Illinois Department of Public Health is also reporting a COVID related death in Wayne County where a male in his 50s has died. A female in her 70s and another in her 80s have died in Effingham County.
Statewide, 155 additional deaths were reported on Wednesday. There were also 11,378 new cases.
The Marion County Health Department reported 62 new cases. Nine were from long-term care facilities and three were students with contact tracing underway. The health department is classifying 37 of the cases as community spread and 25 as household or close contacts.
There are now a total of 416 active cases, including 23 in the hospital of which three of those are on ventilators. The department reported 33 were released from isolation, bringing the total number of those recovered in the county to 1,459.
In Clinton County, there were 74 new cases. There are 651 on home isolation and 13 who are hospitalized.
The Jefferson County Health Department is reporting 30 new positive cases with 250 active cases in isolation.
The Washington County Health Department is reporting 33 new lab-confirmed cases on Tuesday and Wednesday. There are now 90 active cases and six who are hospitalized.
The Fayette County Health Department is reporting 21 new positive cases.
The Clay County Health Department had 12 new cases on Tuesday.
The Wayne County Health Department’s daily update includes 12 new cases. There are now 115 on isolation and two who are hospitalized.
The statewide positivity rate for the past seven days has increased to 10.6-pecent. The Southern Illinois Region positivity rate for the week ending November 22nd is at 12.8-percent. The Marion County rate has dropped to 15.6-percent. The Metro East Region is at 14.1-percent. The East Central Illinois Region is at 13.1-percent.