Three new COVID-19 cases tied to gathering of 12 people

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This scanning electron microscope image shows SARS-CoV-2 (yellow)—also known as 2019-nCoV, the virus that causes COVID-19—isolated from a patient in the U.S., emerging from the surface of cells (pink) cultured in the lab. Credit: NIAID-RML

VERMILION COUNTY, Ill. (WCIA) — Public health officials in Vermilion County say the total of active coronavirus cases there is 39.

The announcement comes after 15 new cases of COVID-19 were confirmed Friday. Of those cases, two of the people who tested positive come from the same household and three people recently attended a gathering with 12 other people.

One person is currently hospitalized with the virus, officials said.

In total, the county has marked 318 cases of coronavirus.

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