CORONAVIRUS UPDATE

The Illinois Department of Public Health reported 6,642 confirmed and probable cases of coronavirus across the state Tuesday with 117 new deaths. Overall since the pandemic began, there have been a total of 1,o40,168 cases of the disease with 17,743 deaths. The most recent Lawrence County Health Department figures show 2,176 positive cases with 59 active, 2 hospitalizations and 26 deaths. The LCHD has announced that it is no longer accepting new waitlist appointments for Phase 1-A vaccinations at this time as they move to a new online registration process as per IDPH guidelines. They will be publishing a link for county residents to schedule COVID-19 vaccinations in the coming weeks and will publicize it via social media, their website, the LCHD App, and the regular news media.