Tuesday Halifax County COVID-19 update

Grant Boone
July 1, 2020

According to county data, the city of DeKalb reports between 301 and 305 cases and there are between 66 to 70 cases in Sycamore, 61 to 65 in Sandwich, 46 to 50 cases in Genoa, 31 to 35 cases in Cortland, 11 to 15 cases in Hinckley, and six to 10 cases in Kirkland, Kingston and Somonauk.

Cole County is reporting double-digit active COVID-19 cases for the first time in several weeks.

Cole County residents with the newest cases have reported mild symptoms and have been self-quarantining and cooperating with quarantine requirements, Schulte said. "For younger folks in the workforce and engaging in more social interactions - YOU can become infected and YOU can pass on COVID-19 two days before you even know you are sick".

The Health Department says that due to younger people tending to have less severe cases, none of the new patients are now hospitalized.

Lewis County announced two new cases on Tuesday, bringing their total to 72 cases with three deaths.

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Four ZIP codes in the county now have 30 or more cases.

In fact, the spread rate in the Albuquerque metro area was the highest of any New Mexico region as of last week, according to Department of Health data.

The Illinois Department of Public Health lists cases and tests performed by ZIP code, while the county health department lists cases by municipality.

Three children under the age of 13 and a male in his 40s, all from Bureau County, have tested positive for COVID-19. There are nine active cases, 17 recovered. Esmond, Malta, Shabbona, Waterman and Maple Park each report one to five cases.

Grays Harbor County reported one new case on Monday, leaving them with 26 total.

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