Health department reports six new COVID-19 cases in county

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FILE – This undated electron microscope image made available by the U.S. National Institutes of Health in February 2020 shows the Novel Coronavirus SARS-CoV-2. Also known as 2019-nCoV, the virus causes COVID-19. The sample was isolated from a patient in the U.S. On Tuesday, April 21, 2020, U.S. health regulators OK’d the first coronavirus test that allows people to collect their own sample at home, a new approach that could help expand testing options in most states. The sample will still have to be shipped for processing back to LabCorp, which operates diagnostic labs throughout the U.S. (NIAID-RML via AP)

COLES COUNTY, Ill. (WCIA) — The Coles County Health Department reported six new COVID-19 cases on Tuesday.

Officials said there are a total of 172 positive cases in the county, including 17 deaths. Of those total cases, 132 have recovered, 20 are recovering and three are currently hospitalized.

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