COVID-19: Iroquois County announces 8 new cases since Saturday

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Iroquois County’s COVID-19 count has exploded since Saturday.

Iroquois County Health Department announced nearly half of their entire COVID-19 count to date as eight new cases of the pandemic have been reported since April 25th. The cases include both men and women ranging in ages from 20s to 60s years of age.

No additional details were released by Health Department officials.

Case counts for the County from 16 Friday to 24 as of Tuesday afternoon. Just one new recovery has been added since Saturday, bringing county recovery totals to 11.

Prior to this past weekend, Iroquois County seemed to be turning a corner on the pandemic, announcing 9 of their 16 cases had recovered from the pandemic last Friday. Since, that number has dipped with new cases, going from 56% of overall cases recovered on Saturday to just 45% on Tuesday afternoon.

Meanwhile, a team of researchers announced on Monday in a paper released in Nature they have found COVID-19 RNA in air samples taken from hospitals in China. The paper adds to growing evidence suggesting COVID-19 can spread through the air.

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