COVID Counts: Washington County sees six more cases over the weekend

The Washington County Health Department reported Monday that there are six new cases of COVID-19 from Sept. 18-20.

The new cases include one who is 6-10 years old; one who is 11-15 years old; who is 16-19 years old; and three in their 60s.

On Friday, the WCHD announced 23 new cases from Sept. 14 to 17. The county residents included two who were 11-15 years old; three who were 16-19 years old; two in the 20s; three in their 30s; seven in their 40s; four in their 60s; and two in their 70s.

The Illinois Department of Public Health indicated last week that the all 102 counties are considered areas of high transmission. Washington County’s test positivity rate for the week of Sept. 5 through Sept. 11 was 13.2 percent of the 402 tests performed during that time period.

Here is a daily breakdown of the numbers since Sept. 7.

Source: IDPH

Nationally, the US marked a new milestone in the pandemic. According to NPR, the COVID-19 pandemic is now the deadliest disease event in American history. The virus has now killed as many people in the US as the Spanish Flu in 1918-19. The CDC estimated that 657,000 Americans died during that pandemic. To date, COVID-19 has reportedly claimed 657,400 people.

COVID Counts is a regular column breaking down the number of COVID statistics affecting the local region.

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