The Madison County Health Department reported 28 new cases of COVID-19 on Wednesday, the highest one-day total since April 21 when there were 28 new cases.  There were no new deaths reported, but health officials say the majority of cases the past few weeks have been in those under the age of 40. 

Only two cases yesterday were in long term care facilities, with the rest among the general public.  Those under the age of 40 accounted for 17 of the 28 cases on Wednesday, and now in the county, more than 62% of cases of COVID-19 are in those between the ages of 20-59…with the highest concentration in the 20-29 age bracket.  In Madison County overall, there have been 1,090 cases and 70 deaths.  Wednesday in Illinois, health officials reported 980 new cases and 36 deaths.  Health officials stress wearing face coverings in public, especially when you cannot maintain 6 feet of social distance, washing your hands frequently and staying home if you are sick.

 

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