Marion County Health Department reports 27 new COVID-19 cases

Marion County Health Department reports 27 new COVID-19 cases

The Marion County Health Department reported 27 new COVID-19 cases on Wednesday. There were no additional deaths.

Of the new cases, none were long term care residents. Six were students, with contact tracing completed on three of them that were in school during their infectious period. The department reports 19 of the cases are the result of community spread and eight are from household or close contacts.

There are now 389 active cases, including 25 in the hospital and three on ventilators. No active cases were released on Wednesday, with a total of 3,240 recovered.

There were 107 deaths reported statewide on Wednesday, including a male in his 70s from Clinton County. The death was the 78th in Clinton County.

The county also reported 50 new positive cases. 383 are currently on home isolation and five hospitalized.

The Jefferson County Health Department is reporting 40 new cases, including 14 from the Big Muddy Correctional Center. 198 remain in isolation.

The Washington County Health Department is reporting 15 new cases on Tuesday and Wednesday. There are now 49 active cases and one hospitalized.

The Fayette County Health Department reported two new cases on Wednesday.

Wayne County reported five new cases. 82 are currently in isolation and four are hospitalized.

Statewide, there were 4,822 new cases on Wednesday. The positivity rate for the past seven days statewide is 5.5-percent. The Southern Illinois Region positivity rate has fallen to 5.3-percent. The Marion County rate is 2.6-percent. The Metro-East Region’;s positivity rate has dropped to 8.1-
percent. The East Central Illinois Region is 6.4-percent.