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Effingham County Health Department reported Wednesday 11 new positive cases of COVID-19. The residents testing positive range in age from younger than 10 to 60s.

EFFINGHAM — Members of the Effingham County Board’s health committee were told this week that if the COVID-19 positivity rate in Region 6 climbs much more, additional mitigation measures would be required by the Illinois Department of Public Health.

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SPRINGFIELD – The Illinois Department of Public Health (IDPH) on Wednesday reported 2,630 new confirmed cases of COVID-19 in Illinois and 42 additional confirmed deaths, including two Shelby County residents – a woman in her 70s and a woman in her 80s. The state website at dph.illinois.gov/c…

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SPRINGFIELD – Illinois surpassed 300,000 confirmed COVID-19 cases and 8,800 virus-related deaths over the weekend as it approached 6 million tests conducted since the pandemic first reached the state.

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SPRINGFIELD – Hospitalizations for COVID-19 have jumped sharply, according to the latest data from the Illinois Department of Public Health, while the number of continued unemployment claims in the state increased from the week prior.

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SPRINGFIELD – While Illinois’ rolling average COVID-19 positivity rates remain lower than surrounding states, Gov. J.B. Pritzker said once again Wednesday it is still too high to resume a level of normalcy beyond mitigations currently in place.

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SPRINGFIELD – The seven-day average statewide COVID-19 test positivity rate stayed level at 3.5 percent Tuesday as the Illinois Department of Public Health reported another 1,531 confirmed cases of the virus.

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SPRINGFIELD – After the state surpassed 5 million COVID-19 tests over the weekend, Gov. J.B. Pritzker and health officials touted the expansion of testing efforts at a news conference Monday.

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The Effingham County Health Department received notice Thursday of eight new positive cases of COVID-19. Residents testing positive range in age from teens to 90s.

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The State IDPH Mobile COVID-19 Testing Unit returns to Effingham on Sunday, Sept. 20, from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. It will be located at the Effingham County Health Department, 901 W Virginia Ave., Effingham.

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The ability to test more people for COVID-19 is critical in helping to curb the spread of the virus throughout our communities, and with CARES Act government funding for COVID-19 testing, HSHS Medical Group is able to introduce COVID-19 testing at select drive-thru sites until further notice…

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The Effingham County Health Department received notice of 16 new positive cases of COVID-19 from Saturday, Sept. 12, through Monday, Sept. 14. There were four on Saturday, five on Sunday and seven on Monday.

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SPRINGFIELD – Illinois surpassed another grim milestone Thursday as the total number of COVID-19 cases passed the 240,000 mark.

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Effingham Unit 40 informed families and staff Tuesday the district has received confirmation that an Early Learning Center staff member has tested positive for COVID-19. However, the district assured the school will be in session on Wednesday.

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EFFINGHAM — With an uptick in COVID-19 cases in Effingham County, State Rep. Blaine Wilhour has asked the Illinois Department of Public Health and Gov. J.B. Pritzker for emergency assistance to provide a state mobile testing unit for long-term care employees and residents. But the help may n…

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SPRINGFIELD — The number of COVID-19-related deaths and the single-day test positivity rate spiked Tuesday as the Illinois Department of Public Health announced an abnormally small number of tests results over the previous 24 hours.

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The Effingham County Health Department reported Monday 14 new positive cases of COVID-19. The department is still investigating whether these individuals have had contact with known COVID-positive cases.

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