“High Transmission” status returns to Kankakee County

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KANKAKEE – Local officials are warning that Kankakee County has now once again found itself in the High Transmission category for COVID-19.

Local health officials made the announcement early Wednesday based on the C.D.C. definition of “high transmission” which includes 100 cases per 100,000 people within a week’s time.  Kankakee County has recorded 134 new cases in the last week.

The announcement comes as the Delta Variant continues to sweep across the United States. 

On Tuesday, Hawaii Gov. David Ige announced he would be signing an executive order to bring back select COVID-19 restrictions due to the Delta strain.  Some restrictions will include limiting social gatherings to 10 people indoors and requiring masks to be worn unless actively eating.

Kankakee Health Department officials are urging residents to wear a mask while indoors while visiting anywhere outside of their home, including work, school, and stores.

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