County confirms one new COVID case

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FORD COUNTY, Ill. (WCIA) — A woman in her 30’s is the newest case of COVID-19 in Ford County, public health officials reported Wednesday.

This brings the county’s overall number of confirmed cases to 15.

Three of the confirmed cases have been associated with “congregate living facilities,” according to FCPHD.

The county’s death count remains at one person to-date.

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