Through the first dozen days of November, Montgomery County is averaging 12.9 new COVID-19 cases per day, according to numbers provided by the local health department.
The higher average is fueled by four spike days: 22 new cases on Nov. 4, 20 on Nov. 5, 25 on Nov. 8, and 27 on Nov. 9.
The Illinois Department of Public Health (IDPH) reported that as of Friday, Nov. 12, 16 children between the ages of 5-11 in Montgomery County have their first immunization vaccination against the COVID-19 virus.
The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has just authorized the emergency use of the Pfizer vaccine for children in that age group two weeks earlier, on Oct. 29. According to IDPH, the 16 children in Montgomery County who have had their first shot represent .69 percent of those in that age group.
As of Friday, IDPH reported 45.47 percent of Montgomery County residents fully vaccinated, and 49.51 percent have had at least one dose. In addition to those in the age 5-11 demographic, those percentages include 31.59 percent age 12-17 fully vaccinated, 51.41 percent age 18-64, and 82.04 percent age 65 and over.
The Hillsboro School District reported 12 new student COVID-19 cases last week and no new staff cases.
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