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Macoupin County now at medium level for COVID


The Illinois Department of Public Health updates community assessments weekly based on information from the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. It ranks the level of COVID-19 by county as "low," "medium" or "high" based on metrics. Among the numbers reviewed are the case rate per 100,000 people, new hospital admissions, and the percentage of available hospital beds being used for treatment of confirmed coronavirus infections.

Thirty-two counties in Illinois are at the highest level.

In Macoupin County, the case rate of 191.43 was just a 10.26 percent increase from the week befo...

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