9TH LAWRENCE COUNTY COVID-19 DEATH

The Illinois Department of Public Health reported 4,015 case of coronavirus across the state Thursday with 53 additional confirmed deaths. One of those deaths here in Lawrence County-a male subject in his 80s succumbing to the disease. The death is the 9th from the disease locally. 3 deaths were reported in Clay County along with single deaths in Richland, Wabash and Wayne Counties. Meanwhile the Lawrence County Health Department was notified of 5 county residents who tested positive for COVID-19 Thursday. The cases were not related and all are under home quarantine with contact tracing underway. The LCHD now reports there have been 300 positive cases with 32 of those still active. 1 person is hospitalized and 289 have recovered from the disease. Currently the IDPH reports there have been 331,620 cases since the pandemic began with 9,127 total deaths.