Health officials confirm 13 new COVID-19 cases


Doctor hand holding positive Coronavirus test. (Taechit Taechamanodom/Getty Images/Royalty Free)

MACON COUNTY, Ill. (WCIA) — Health officials in Macon County announced Sunday they have reached 759 total cases of coronavirus.

The Macon County Health Department said Sunday they had 13 new COVID-19 cases to report. Sixteen of the cases were hospitalized, 344 were isolated at home, 375 have bee released from isolation and 24 have died.

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It also announced that the Illinois Department of Public Health will offer free COVID-testing to the community from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Aug. 20 – Aug. 25 at the Decatur Civic Center parking lot, 1 Gary K. Anderson Plaza.

No appointment is needed, but masks are required. Tests will be administered via nasal swabs.

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