The Effingham County Health Department announced 31 new positive cases of COVID-19 Friday through Sunday. Those testing positive range in age from children to 90s.
The IDPH (Illinois Department of Public Health) is in the process of updating its website, so seven-day test positivity data is not available. ICU bed availability in our region is at 20%, just above the warning indicator level of 20%.
The health department advises residents to slow the spread by doing the following:
• Distance socially
• Use masks
• Practice hand hygiene
• Socialize outdoors or in well ventilated locations
• Avoid crowds
• Isolate and quarantine when required
COVID vaccine appointments can be booked at www.effcohealth.org