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Livingston County coronavirus update: 54 new cases, 450 cases active

Fifty-four Livingston County residents tested positive for COVID-19, according to information shared Friday by the Livingston County Health Department.

As of Friday, the LCHD has received 26,596 COVID-19 test results. Of those, 1,922 COVID-19 tests have been positive, 1,455 individuals have been removed from isolation, 450 cases remain active and 17 cases have resulted in death from complications related to COVID-19.

Drive-thru COVID-19 testing is available weekdays from 8:30 a.m. to noon in the parking lot of OSF Saint James – John W. Albrecht Medical Center, located along Illinois Route 116 just west of Interstate 55. All testing is free. Insurance is not required to be tested; however, if you have insurance, bring your card to your testing appointment. Persons with an appointment will receive priority service as daily testing capacity is limited. To schedule an appointment, visit the LCHD’s website: www.lchd.us.

According to Illinois Department of Public Health data, which sometime lags behind county reports, the running case totals by ZIP code in Livingston County include:

• Pontiac up 95 cases since Wednesday, 580 since beginning of the pandemic.

• Fairbury up 37, 304 total.

• Dwight up 21, 223 total.

• Forrest up 4, 81 total.

• Flanagan up 4, 64 total.

• Chatsworth up 6, 66 total.

• Odell up 6, 52 total.

• Cornell up 3, 47 total.

• Cullom remains at 44.

• Long Point up 1, 24 total.

• Saunemin up 3, 26 total.

• Blackstone remains at 10.

• Graymont remains at 9.

• Anconca up 1, 8 total.

• Emington up 2, 9 total.

Streator has had 903 cases since the beginning of the pandemic.

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