New Cases Continue To Climb In County

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After averaging 13.4 new COVID-19 cases per day in August, Montgomery County is averaging 17.5 new cases per day during the first week of September.

As of Monday, Sept. 6, the local health department has reported 105 new positive test results for the month for a total of 3,610 since the first known case on March 28, 2020.  On the same date last year (Sept. 6, 2020), Montgomery County had a total of 257 total known cases.

The Illinois Department of Corrections reported that as of Wednesday, Sept. 8, there are four active cases among staff members at Graham Correctional Center in Hillsboro and two among inmates.

On Tuesday, Sept. 7, the Litchfield School District announced to high school students and one at Russell Elementary had tested positive.

The local health department continues to offer all three vaccinations at their main office on Route 185 in Taylor Springs from 8:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. each Monday and Thursday.  All three vaccines are available (Moderna, Pfizer and Johnson & Johnson).  Clinics are walk-in, but if curb-side service is needed, it is available.  Simply call the health department (217-532-2001) upon arrival and tell them you need a shot in your vehicle.

According to the Illinois Department of Public Health (IDPH), as of Wednesday, Sept. 8, Montgomery County residents are 42.08 percent fully vaccinated.  IDPH reports 50 vaccinations over the past week in the county, and a supply of 750 vaccines on hand in Montgomery County.

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