Jackson County reports new record daily COVID-19 case count

Henrietta Brewer
August 1, 2020

State health officials listed 101 new cases of COVID-19 today, July 31, in Collin County.

The last seven days saw one of the deadliest COVID-19 weeks in Marshall County since the pandemic began.

There have been two COVID-related deaths reported in Bureau County since the outbreak. This week's totals bring the county to 1,359 cases since March. Bureau County has had 116 confirmed cases.

According to data from the McLean County Health Department (MCHD), 412 people are considered recovered after completing their time in quarantine, while 83 people are isolating at home.

According to the Saline County Health Department, with the new cases the total for the county is now 345, with 76 cases currently active.

"Jackson County Public Health is stressing the importance for people to take preventative action and wear a mask, practice physical distancing, wash your hands regularly, frequently disinfect surfaces that or touched often, to help prevent and slow the spread of COVID-19", the agency said on Friday.

McKnight said contact tracing has shown an increase in the number of contacts for each active case since the state moved into Phase 4 of the Restore Illinois plan in late June. The last recorded test positivity rate was 2.2 percent, which is significantly below the current statewide rate of approximately 5 percent.

One new case is from Marshall County, a male in his 20s, recovering at home.

At least 857 Iowans have died from COVID-19.

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