Two Illinois counties under COVID-19 warning level

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Edwards and Wayne counties in Illinois are under a COVID-19 warning as of Sept. 18, 2020.

(WEHT) The Illinois Department of Health announced on Friday Wayne and Edwards counties are at COVID-19 warning level. Wabash county remains at warning level.

The Wayne County Health Department says an increase in rates and positivity from Sept. 6-12 led to the warning level. During that period, the county reported 77 news cases; 39 of those were reported on Sept. 12. There was an outbreak of the virus within the Frontier Community College baseball team.

The Edwards County Health Office is now updating COVID-19 every Tuesday. Between Sept. 8 and 15, the county added nine new cases. The week before, they only added three cases.

Wabash county has under under the warning level since Sept. 4.

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(This story was originally published on Sept. 18, 2020)


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