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Jackson County reports 24 new cases of COVID-19

The new 24 cases has not been included in that number. This occurs because previously reported cases may be removed as duplicate reports are corrected.

There were 116 new cases reported in Cuyahoga County today. There have been 35,280 tests run on DeKalb County residents to date. Since the end of August, the county has added 1,265 new cases and 13 new deaths.

Not only that, the seven-day rolling average is also nearing the record high.

There has been a total of 196 cases among inmates and 29 cases among staff.

There have now been 4,994 coronavirus-related deaths across the state.

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Melissa Graven, MCHD communicable disease supervisor, explained the Illinois Department of Public Health and Illinois Central Management Services prescribes several stages of visitation rules for nursing homes-access based on several metrics, including number of positive coronavirus cases and the countywide positivity rate. After a 14-day monitoring period, the region needs three days in a row of a rolling average of less than 6.5% to have the restrictions lifted.

In total in the county, 322 cases have been reported among residents younger than 20, 553 in their 20s, 259 in their 30s, 258 in their 40s, 209 in their 50s, 125 in their 60s, 88 in their 70s and 89 in their 80s or older. Esmond, Leland, Earlville and Clare each report between one and five cases.

The IDPH lists cases and tests performed by ZIP code, while the county health department lists cases by municipality. There are now 11 active cases at ISU, with 1% of isolation beds in use. 720 of those cases are confirmed, while the rest are presumed positive cases. Since Oct. 1, there has been 124 cases at the jail, Rivera said.

There were 25 people hospitalized with COVID-19 in Clark County on Friday and five people hospitalized awaiting test results, according to Public Health, which reported that 70.4 percent of the county's hospital beds are now occupied, with 4.8 percent of those beds occupied by COVID-19 patients or people hospitalized awaiting test results.

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