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Category Archives: Coronavirus

Marion County added to COVID-19 warning list     

Marion County added to COVID-19 warning list     

Marion and Wayne Counties have both been added to the COVID-19 warning list after their positivity rate jumped above eight percent.  Clinton, Effingham, and Washington County are repeating for another week. Marion County Health Department Administrator Melissa Mallow says making the weekly warning list does not result in any new sanctions, but is a signal…Read more »

New COVID-19 deaths reported in Clinton and Wayne Counties

New COVID-19 deaths reported in Clinton and Wayne Counties

The Illinois Department of Public Health is reporting two new COVID-19 deaths in South Central Illinois. The daily report for Wednesday indicates 35 additional deaths, including a male in his 90s in Clinton County and a female in her 50s in Wayne County.   The death is the 20th in Clinton County and the fifth in…Read more »

Marion County reports nine new COVID-19 cases

The Marion County Health Department reports an additional nine new COVID-19 cases on Tuesday. Health Department Administrator Melissa Mallow says all of the new cases are doing well and are on isolation at home. Of the nine new cases, five are listed as community spread and four are household/close contacts. There are now a total…Read more »

Marion, Clinton, Washington, Jefferson and Fayette Counties all hit with large numbers of COVID-19 cases 

Marion, Clinton, Washington, Jefferson and Fayette Counties all hit with large numbers of COVID-19 cases 

Health Departments in South Central Illinois were kept busy over the weekend and Monday contact tracing well over 100 new COVID-19 cases. Marion County reported 33 new cases, including 16 on Saturday, seven on Sunday, and ten on Monday.   Health Department Administrator Melissa Mallow says all are doing well and are on isolation.  13 of…Read more »

Clinton and Effingham County repeat, Washington County joins county’s at warning level for COVID-19     

Clinton and Effingham County repeat, Washington County joins county’s at warning level for COVID-19     

The Illinois Department of Public Health reports 30 counties are at the warning level for high levels of coronavirus disease for the coming week.   Clinton and Effingham County are repeating, while Washington County is joining the list for the first time.  Jefferson and Fayette Counties are coming off as their positivity rates have dropped. The…Read more »