745 new COVID-19 cases, 5 additional deaths in latest MDH report

Riley County health officials announce 13 more test positive for COVID-19, 22 additional recovered

Yet another jump in Kane County COVID-19 cases on Wednesday

Chickasaw County has had 48 positive cases and 44 recoveries for a total of four known active cases.

Only one additional COVID-19 case was reported Tuesday in Nelson County by the Lincoln Trail District Health Department.

The positivity rate is the percentage of people who test positive out of all the people tested in a given time period.

Note: According to MDH - "Because all data are preliminary, the change in number of cumulative positive cases and deaths from one day to the next may not equal the newly reported cases or deaths". 28 people in Jackson County have been hospitalized since the pandemic began, with 18 of those reported in July alone. All other reports in this post come from official news releases from area health departments and other authorities as stated.

The West Suburban region (DuPage and Kane counties) has seen five days of positivity increases and two days of hospital admission increases.

Jason Tiller, Health Officer, stated "In order to keep people working and ensure our kids can return to school, the simple measures of wearing a mask, hand washing, social distancing, and staying home when you are sick are ones that work".

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