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The Effingham County Health Department received notice of 10 new positive cases of COVID-19 Wednesday. All are doing well in isolation. Positive case demographics are as follows:

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The Effingham County Health Department received notice Tuesday of 10 new positive cases of COVID-19. All are doing well in isolation. The department is still investigating whether these individuals have had contact with known COVID-positive cases. Positive case demographics are as follows:

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SPRINGFIELD – The Illinois Department of Public Health (IDPH) on Monday announced 1,319 new confirmed cases of coronavirus disease (COVID-19) in Illinois, including 1 additional confirmed death – a Cumberland County woman in her 90s.

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Effingham County Health Department received notice of three new positive cases of COVID-19 Friday. A male younger than 1 year old and a female less than 10 years old have had contact with persons testing positive for COVID. A male in his 20s has had no known contact with a positive case. All…

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Effingham County Health Department received notice of 11 new positive cases of COVID-19 Wednesday. Two males in their teens, a male in his 40s, a male in his 60s, and a female in her 70s have had contact with persons testing positive for COVID. A female and male in their teens, a male in his…

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Effingham County Health Department received notice of eight new positive cases of Coronavirus Disease (COVID-19) Tuesday. A male in his teens, a female in her 20s, two females in their 30s, a female in her 50s and two females in their 70s have had contact with persons testing positive for CO…

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SPRINGFIELD – The novel coronavirus is worse in southern Illinois than it is in the Chicago area, and college parties thrown by returning students risk exacerbating the spread of COVID-19, Gov. J.B. Pritzker said at an appearance at Southern Illinois University in Carbondale Tuesday.

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Effingham County Health Department received notice of four new positive cases of COVID-19 Monday. A female and two males less than 10 years old and a female in her 30s have had contact with persons testing positive for COVID. All are doing well in isolation.

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SPRINGFIELD — The Illinois Department of Public Health announced another 1,076 confirmed cases of COVID-19 in Illinois on Tuesday as the rolling, seven-day test positivity rate remained at 3.8 percent.

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Effingham County Health Department received notice of nine new positive cases of COVID-19 Monday. Two males in their 30s and a female in her 60s have had contact with persons testing positive for COVID. A male in his teens, a female in her 20s, a female and male in their 30s, a female in her…

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SPRINGFIELD — Illinois’ seven-day rolling positivity rate for COVID-19 tests continued to rise through the weekend, reaching 3.8 percent — more than a full percentage point higher than it was at the beginning of the month.

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Effingham County Health Department received notice of six new positive cases of Coronavirus Disease (COVID-19). A female in her 20s and two females in their 30s have had contact with persons testing positive for COVID. Two males in their 30s, and a male in his 40s have had no known contact w…

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Effingham County Health Department received notice Thursday of seven new positive cases of Coronavirus disease (COVID-19). A female in her 20s, two females and two males in their 30s, a female in her 50s, and a male in his 60s have had no known contact with a positive case. All are doing wel…

SPRINGFIELD — Republicans on Friday continued to pressure the Illinois Department of Employment Security to resolve issues stemming from record unemployment claims the same day the state reported another 1,532 confirmed cases of COVID-19.

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Effingham County Health Department received notice Wednesday of seven new positive cases of Coronavirus Disease (COVID-19). Two females in their teens and a female in her 20s all have had contact with persons testing positive for COVID-19. A female in her 70s, a male in his 30s, a male in hi…

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SPRINGFIELD — The state’s rolling COVID-19 positivity rate ticked upward Wednesday for the third straight day as the Illinois Department of Public Health announced its largest one-day confirmed case count since June 2.

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Effingham County Health Department received notice of four new positive cases of Coronavirus Disease (COVID-19) Monday. A male and female in their teens, a male in his 20s, and a male in his 50s have had contact with persons testing positive for COVID-19. All are doing well in isolation.

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CHAMPAIGN — As Covid-19 surges again in the U.S., the high percentage of “recovered” cases might be cited as a sign that a vast majority of those infected quickly rid themselves of the virus.

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SPRINGFIELD — Gov. J.B. Pritzker took the unusual step Thursday of preemptively filing a lawsuit to ensure school children wear face coverings to prevent the spread of the coronavirus when schools reopen in a few weeks.

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SPRINGFIELD — As Illinois’ rolling COVID-19 test positivity rate saw a modest tick upward Wednesday, Gov. J.B. Pritzker laid out a new virus mitigation framework dividing the state into 11 regions for purposes of slowing the coronavirus’ spread.

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NEW YORK — Walmart will require customers to wear face coverings at all of its namesake and Sam's Club stores, making it the largest retailer to introduce such a policy that has otherwise proven difficult to enforce without state and federal requirements.

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The process of contact tracing serves to identify persons who have been in close contact with a COVID-positive patient during the time when they may have been spreading the virus. This period is defined as two days prior to showing symptoms or two days prior to receiving a positive-COVID tes…

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SPRINGFIELD — The Illinois Department of Public Health reported Friday that the number of new COVID-19 cases confirmed over the previous 24 hours topped 1,000 for the second straight day while the percentage of tests coming back positive also grew.

The Effingham County Health Department has been notified of two new positive cases of Coronavirus Disease (COVID-19). A male in his 20s and a female in her 50s have had no known contact witha COVID case. Both are doing well in isolation.

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The Effingham County Health Department on Monday received notice of five new positive cases of Coronavirus Disease (COVID-19). Two males in their 50s and one female in her 60s have had no known contact with a COVID case. A female in her 80s and a male in his 80s have had contact with persons…

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SPRINGFIELD – Hospitalizations for COVID-19 in Illinois declined significantly over the holiday weekend and into Monday, touching their lows since the state began reporting the figures daily in April.

The Effingham County Health Department received notice Friday of three new positive cases of Coronavirus Disease (COVID-19). A male in his 30s has had no known contact with a COVID case. A female in her 50s and a male in his 60s have had contact with persons testing positive for COVID-19.

SPRINGFIELD — COVID-19 hospitalizations rose above 1,651 for the first time in seven days at the end of Wednesday, increasing by 140 from the day before and by 187 from its June 27 low.

The Effingham County Health Department has reported new positive cases of COVID-19: A female in her 20s who has had no known contact with a COVID case, and is doing well on isolation, and a female in her 40s who has had no known contact with a COVID case and is also doing well on isolation. …

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Effingham County Health Department received notice today of another new positive case of Coronavirus Disease (COVID-19). A male in his 20s has had no known contact with a COVID case, and is doing well at home on isolation, the health department reported in a release.

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SPRINGFIELD – A new report from an Illinois think tank says the state was ill-prepared for the COVID-19 pandemic, primarily because of a pre-existing shortage of nurses, and that the pandemic has left state even more vulnerable in the event of another public health crisis.

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