Effingham County Health Department announces 29 COVID cases

Effingham, IL-(Effingham Radio)- The Effingham County Health Department (ECHD) announces that from Friday, September 16 to Thursday, September 22, 29 new cases of COVID-19 were reported.

Positive case demographics for both weeks are as follows:

Friday 16 September 2022 to Thursday, 09/22/2022
Age Masculine Feminine
< 1 1 1
< 10 1
teenagers 1
20s 3 3
30s 1
40s 2
50s 2
60s 2 1
70s 4 4
80s 1 2
90s
Friday, 09/16 to

Thursday, 09/22

No vaccine 1 dose of

vaccination

Overdue for booster Up to date buzz
total cases 13 0 fifteen 1 29
reinfections 1 0 3 0 4

13.8% of the cases were reinfections.

Effingham County remains at a MEDIUM Covid-19 community level. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) makes the following recommendations for those in an INTERMEDIATE level community: Stay up to date on vaccinations, including recommended booster doses.

  • Keep the ventilation improvements.
  • Avoid contact with anyone suspected or confirmed to have COVID-19.
  • Follow isolation recommendations if you suspect or have confirmed COVID-19. Follow recommendations on what to do if you’re exposed to someone with COVID-19. If you’re at high risk of becoming very ill, talk to a healthcare provider about additional preventive measures.

At all levels, people can wear a mask based on personal preference, informed by personal risk level. Anyone with symptoms, who tests positive, or has been in contact with someone with COVID-19 should wear a mask.

Remember, the more steps you take, the more protection you create for yourself. Stay up to date with your COVID vaccinations and boosters. People who are up to date with vaccines have a much lower risk of becoming seriously ill and dying from COVID-19 compared to unvaccinated people.

The new bivalent COVID booster is available now Tuesdays and Thursdays at 1904 S. Banker Street (the oil change spot in front of the Village Square Mall) from 8:30am to 3:30pm. This is a drive-through clinic. If you receive a booster vaccination, please bring your COVID vaccination card with you. You can also call the Effingham County Health Department at 217-342-9237 and select the CLINIC option to speak to someone who can assess your eligibility and answer questions about vaccines.

The free Covid testing center is available at the Effingham County Health Department’s White Hoop Building, 901 W Virginia Ave, Effingham. The drive-thru clinic hours are Monday through Friday, 9:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. and 2:00 p.m. to 3:30 p.m

  • No insurance is required for these free trials.
  • This service is available to all test seekers.
  • From 5 years.
  • No appointment or doctor’s order required.
  • Fast results in the same day.
  • Rapid tests while stocks last.
  • PCR results take 2-3 days.
  • drive-through service
  • There are no tests on days when the health department is closed.

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