The number of local COVID-19 coronavirus cases continues to creep up, according to numbers provided by the Montgomery County Health Department.
After 10 new cases on Tuesday, three more on Wednesday, and two more on Thursday last week, the number of new positives in the first half of July is 22, surpassing the 20 new cases for the entire month of June.
The trend is state-wide. The Illinois Department of Public Health (IDPH) reported 4,449 new cases last week.
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 and Johnson). Clinics are walk-in, but if curbside 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.
In addition, the health department will hold two drive-through vaccination clinics this week on Wednesday, July 21, from 5 to 7 p.m. at Ohlman Village Hall, and Thursday, July 22, from 5 to 7 p.m. at the Litchfield Community Center, 1100 South State Street.