CHARLESTON, Ill. (WCIA) — Coles County Health Department officials say one more person in the county has died after contracting COVID-19.
That brings the county’s overall mortality rate to 21 people.
Health officials said an additional 20 people have tested positive for COVID-19 since Sunday. That brings the overall total to 1,005. Nine people remain hospitalized; 333 people are considered “recovering.”
As of August 16-22, the county has counted 340 cases of coronavirus per 100,000 people and reached a test positivity rate of 7.8 percent — .2 percent away from the 8% threshold that state officials say surpassing would mean the county moving back a phase in the state’s reopening plan.