Health officials: 24 new coronavirus cases confirmed


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)

MACON COUNTY, Ill. (WCIA) — Health officials in Macon County reported Sunday they have recorded a total of 475 COVID-19 cases.

A press release from the Macon County Health Department stated they have confirmed 24 new cases of the virus. It added 181 cases were under home-isolation, 264 have been released from isolation, six were hospitalized and 24 have died.

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