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The Logan County Health Department is reporting a new case of coronavirus and an individual has recovered.


The new case is a woman in her 20s. The recovered individual is a female in the community. The Health Department notes, individuals from Christian Nursing Home and Generations Nursing Home are still recovering. 


Testing the last few days in Logan County has spiked and the Health Department tells Regional Radio, their data suggests it is simply individuals going to drive through test sites. They are currently not testing assisted living facilities or their corrections facilities, both locations that have seen cases. Testing totals are up to 409 in Logan County with 24 tests pending. 


There are no new cases of coronavirus in DeWitt County or Piatt County. The DeWitt/Piatt Bi-County Health Department is reporting 546 total tests. DeWitt County has 14 tests pending while Piatt County has one.


The health department indicates the 14 pending tests noted in DeWitt County, 8 of the tests are from healthcare workers and residents of Liberty Village nursing home.  As of today, these residents are through a 14 day incubation period since the employee there tested positive. No symptoms have been noted in this population.


They continue to engage in daily communication related to contact tracing with contacts of the recent cases in DeWitt County.


The Illinois Department of Public Health (IDPH) today announced 2,641 new cases of coronavirus in Illinois, including 138 additional deaths.


In total, there are 70,873 cases, including 3,111 deaths, in 97 counties in Illinois. 90-percent of cases are in the Chicago area. 


Within the past 24 hours, laboratories have processed 17,783 specimens for a total of 379,043.

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