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State reports new COVID-19 related deaths in Marion, Jefferson, Fayette, and Wayne Counties among 117 statewide

State reports new COVID-19 related deaths in Marion, Jefferson, Fayette, and Wayne Counties among 117 statewide

The Illinois Department of Public Health is reporting 117 additional deaths in COVID-19 positive cases on Tuesday. The deaths included a female in her 90s in Marion County, a male in his 70s in Jefferson County, a female in her 80s in Fayette County, and a male in his 80s in Wayne County.

The state health department also reported 6,642 additional COVID-19 cases.

The Marion County Health Department did not provide a daily update on Tuesday due to the large immunization clinic at the Marion County Fairgrounds.

The Clinton County Health Department is reporting only 18 new positive cases on Tuesday. There are currently 348 on home isolation and nine that are hospitalized.

The Jefferson County Health Department reported 14 new positive cases. 243 are currently in isolation.

The Fayette County Health Department is reporting 21 new positive cases, including seven related to a congregate-care facility.

The Clay County Health Department reported six new cases on Monday.

The Statewide positivity rate for the past seven days is now at 7.5-percent. The Southern Illinois Region that includes Marion, Jefferson, and Wayne Counties, has fallen to 9.1-percent and the availability of ICU beds has now climbed to 21.6-percent over the 20-percent threshold set as a goal by the state. The Marion County positivity rate is 8.2-percent.

The Metro-East Region that includes Clinton and Washington County now has a seven-day positivity rate of 11.5-percent.  However, both ICU and Med-Surg beds are under the 20-percent threshold. Med-Surg beds are at just 11.9-percent and ICU beds at 18.2-percent.

In the East Central Region, the positivity rate is 9.2-percent with hospital bed availability above the 20-percent threshold.