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19 new COVID cases in Macon County during the holiday weekend

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'Growing presence'

Gov. J.B. Pritzker said Monday that the Delta variant already is a “growing presence in Illinois,” and officials expect it to be the dominant strain statewide by fall.

“The lessons here at home and across the world are a harbinger of what could happen here, particularly in low-vaccinated areas, if we don’t see a higher uptake of the vaccine across Illinois,” Pritzker said. “This is very real. I implore all residents, if you have friends and family on the fence, share with them the lifesaving benefits of these free vaccines and encourage them to remain masked until they are fully vaccinated.”

Quin Jackson talks about free Covid-19 testing in Decatur.

DECATUR — Macon County Health officials announced on Tuesday 19 positive cases of COVID-19 through the holiday weekend.

A news release from the Macon County Health Department said there were 10 on Saturday, three on Sunday, one on Monday, and five on Tuesday.

COVID-19 Graphs

Macon County COVID-19 statistics for June 1, 2021.

Officials said the latest cases bring the county's total to 10,965 since the pandemic began last year.

Of those, 199 are in home isolation, 10 are hospitalized and 203 have died.

The Illinois Department of Public Health on Tuesday reported 401 newly confirmed and probable cases of COVID-19 in the state, including eight additional deaths.

More than 67% of Illinois adults have received at least one COVID-19 vaccine dose and nearly 51% of Illinois adults are fully vaccinated, according to data from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

Contact Donnette Beckett at (217) 421-6983. Follow her on Twitter: @donnettebHR


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