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Updated Macon County COVID data released

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According to a reputable FDA official, updated data may support the eligibility of everyone aged 18 and older to obtain a Covid-19 vaccine booster shot. Veuer’s Chloe Hurst has the story!

DECATUR — The Macon County Health Department reported one COVID-19 related death and 21 new positive cases of the virus on Wednesday.

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This brings the total number of COVID-19 cases to 15,247 since the start of the pandemic.

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County health educator Krystle Temple said the one death reported was a male in his 60s. This brings the county’s total number of deaths to 244 since the pandemic began.

As of Wednesday, Temple said, 17 Macon County residents were hospitalized.

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A more detail breakdown of positive cases and deaths is released on Fridays.

The health department will also be providing COVID-19 vaccination clinics this week in Decatur.

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The first dose of the Pfizer vaccine will be offered to those 12 and older at Millikin University, 1184 W. Main St., from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Friday, Oct. 15.

Recipients must return on Friday, Nov. 10, to receive a second dose.

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Do not attend if you are pregnant or nursing unless you have a doctor's note; or if you have previously received a COVID-19 vaccine of any kind.

Bring insurance card and photo ID if possible. Minors must be accompanied by an adult parent or guardian. If someone other than a parent of legal guardian is planning to bring a child, the permission/proxy form will need to be filled out and signed beforehand.


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LaSalle County Coroner Rich Ploch said the office received the results Wednesday, but he declined to comment on the report’s content “due to the ongoing investigation.”

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