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Marion County reports 1 COVID related death and 46 new cases in past four days

Marion County reports 1 COVID related death and 46 new cases in past four days

The Marion County Health Department is reporting one additional COVID-19 related death and 46  new positive cases over the weekend and Monday and Tuesday.

The death was a man in his 60’s.  He was the 106th COVID related death in Marion County since the pandemic began.

The Illinois Department of Public Health reported 4,318 new confirmed and probable cases of COVID-19 and 33 additional deaths on Tuesday.   One of the other deaths was a male in his 70s in Clay County.

Of the 46 new Marion County cases, none were long term care residents.  Seven were students, but only two were in school during their infectious period.  36 of the cases are considered community spread and 10 from household or close contacts.

There are now 362 active cases, including 25 who are in the hospital.  Four of those in the hospital are on ventilators.  There were none released from isolation over the four days, with a total of 3,240 now listed as recovered.

The Clinton County Health Department recorded 122 new positive cases over the past four days.   The number of positive cases has topped the 5,000 mark and now stands at 5,032.  There are now 371 on home isolation and four are hospitalized.

The Jefferson County Health Department reported 16 new cases on Tuesday, with 182 currently on isolation.

The Washington County Health Department reported 13 new lab-confirmed cases Saturday through Monday.  There are now 67 active cases and three who are hospitalized.

Fayette County is reporting 11 new positive cases on Tuesday.  Wayne County is reporting eight new cases bringing the total number in isolation to 87.  Five are reported to be hospitalized.   Clay County has four new positive cases on Monday.

The statewide seven-day positivity rate is 5.7-percent.  The Southern Illinois region has a positivity rate of 5.6-percent.  Marion County’s positivity rate has fallen to 2.5-percent.  The Metro-East Region positivity rate is 8.8-percent.   The East Central Region is at 6.5-percent positivity.