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Marion County reports 107th COVID-related death, 58 new cases 

Marion County reports 107th COVID-related death, 58 new cases 

The Marion County Health Department is reporting the death of a man in his 60s who was positive for COVID-19 at the time of his death.   The death is the 107th in the county related to the pandemic.    Health Department Administrator Melissa Mallow says the man was not a long term care resident.

The department is reporting 58 new positive cases over the weekend and Monday.   None were long term care residents.  Six are students.  Contact tracing is underway for the four who were in class during their infectious period.  38 of the cases are considered community spread and 20 are household or close contacts.

There are now a total of 385 active cases, including 22 who are hospitalized.  Two of those are on ventilators.   Another 114 are listed as recovered, bringing the total number recovered to 3,354.

The Clinton County Health Department is reporting 43 new positive cases over the weekend and Monday.  There are now 322 on isolation and three who are hospitalized.

The Jefferson County Health Department is reporting 40 new cases over the weekend and Monday.  There are currently 157 positive cases in isolation.

The Washington County Health Department is reporting 15 new cases.  There are currently 42 active cases, including one who is hospitalized.

The Fayette County Health Department is reporting 26 new positive cases over the past three days.

The Wayne County Health Department is reporting seven new positive cases.  46 are currently in isolation and two are hospitalized.

Statewide, there were 2,944 new cases of the coronavirus disease and 49 additional deaths.   No deaths are listed for  South Central Illinois.

The statewide positivity rate is down to 4.7-percent.  The Southern Illinois Region positivity rate is down to 4.8-percent.  Marion County’s rate is at 3.8-percent.   The Metro-East positivity rate for the past seven days has fallen to 7.8-percent.   The East Central Illinois Region remains at 5.4-percent.