5 new cases reported in White Co., no new local Ill. deaths

5 new cases reported in White Co., no new local Ill. deaths
(Source: WFIE)

ILLINOIS (WFIE) - On Wednesday, Illinois health officials reported 1,655 new coronavirus and 15 more deaths.

The state has now had 1,213,765 total cases and 20,988 total deaths.

According to the state’s coronavirus website, there are five new cases in White County.

There were no new deaths reported in our local counties.

Ferrell Hospital is hosting a community vaccine clinic with the Army National Guard on Monday, March 15, at the White County Fairgrounds Floral Hall, 201 Fairground Road in Carmi. Appointments are required and can be made by calling 618-297-9677.

Other local places to look for vaccines:

Kroger, Walgreens, Wal-Mart, Harrisburg Medical Center, Christopher Rural Health Clinic/Eldorado Rural Health, Southern Illinois Healthcare and Ferrell Hospital. Check out their websites and/or social media accounts for more info on vaccine opportunities!

*Phase 1B+ -- Persons aged 16 to 64 years with medical conditions that increase the risk for severe COVID-19. Conditions include Obesity, Diabetes, Pulmonary Diseases, Smoking, Heart Conditions, Chronic Kidney Disease, Cancer, Immunocompromised State from a Solid Organ Transplant, Sickle Cell Disease, Pregnancy, and Persons with Disability (Not otherwise covered in previous categories.)

Here is the total number of coronavirus cases and deaths reported in our area:

  • Wayne County - 1,694 cases, 49 deaths
  • White County - 1,637 cases, 25 deaths
  • Wabash County - 1,308 cases, 12 deaths
  • Edwards County - 535 cases, 12 deaths

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