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.

On Wednesday, the department reported 20 new positive cases. Residents testing positive range in age from younger than 1 to 70s.

The health department would like to remind the public that 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.

The free drive-thru testing is open to anyone with no appointments needed. Those planning to take advantage of this free testing are asked to bring their insurance cards if you have one.

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