Only One New COVID Case In The Past Week

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Vaccination rates in Montgomery County continue to creep up, and the number of positive coronavirus cases continues to creep down.

According to the Montgomery County Health Department, there has been only one new positive test in the last seven days, the lowest number of new COVID-19 cases in the county since the same week of June last year.

The Illinois Department of Public Health (IDPH) reports 36.68 percent of Montgomery County residents are totally vaccinated as of Wednesday, June 23.  County residents age 16-64 are 40.16 percent fully vaccinated and those age 65 and up are 74.95 percent fully vaccinated.

The health department will have all three COVID-19 vaccination shots available from 4-7 p.m. each day of the Montgomery County Fair in Butler this week. Vaccinations will be available in the Expo Building at the fairgrounds in Butler now through Sunday, June 26, from 4-7 p.m. each day.  Preregistration is not required.  Bring an insurance card if you have one, although one is not required.

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.

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