In spite of increasing numbers of coronavirus cases around the country and throughout Illinois, Montgomery County maintained a positivity rate just below one percent last week.
According to the Montgomery County Health Department, there were 13 new cases here during the week of Sunday, March 28, through Saturday, April 3: three on Sunday, one on Monday, one on Tuesday, three on Wednesday, four on Thursday, none on Friday and one on Saturday for a total of 2,831 over the course of the pandemic. The virus has claimed 71 lives in Montgomery County; the last was nearly a month ago on March 11.
The positivity rate for the past week was 0.8 percent in Montgomery County, compared to a rising statewide positivity rate of 3.5 percent from March 26 through April 1.
According to the Illinois Department of Public Health (IDPH), a total of six million vaccines have been administered as of Thursday, April 1, including 368,124 for long-term care facilities. Illinois is averaging 108,811 vaccines administered daily, including nearly 125,000 administered on April 1.