Health Department Additional New Cases


The Montgomery County Health Department has reported ten more new positive COVID cases over the past week. 

Officials report three new cases on July 21, three new cases on July 22 and four new cases on July 23.

As of Friday, July 23, the state of Illinois reported 7,983 new confirmed and probable cases of COVID in Illinois, including 47 deaths in the past week.

More than 73 percent of Illinois adults have received at least one COVID-19 vaccine dose and more than 58 percent of Illinois adults are fully vaccinated, according to data from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

The Montgomery County Health Department has planned three more drive through COVID-19 vaccination clinics for this week in Panama, Hillsboro and Butler.

Clinics will be in Panama from 5-7 p.m. on Tuesday, July 27 on Hilton Avenue,  just east of the VFW Hall; in Hillsboro from 5-7 p.m. Wednesday, July 28 in the lower parking lot of Hillsboro High School; and in Butler from 5-7 p.m. Thursday, July 29, at the Butler Community Center (enter from Rt. 127).

The local health department continues to offer all three vaccinations at their main office on Route 185 in Taylor Springs from 8:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. each Monday and Thursday.  All three vaccines are available (Moderna, Pfizer and Johnson and Johnson).  Clinics are walk-in, but if curbside service is needed, it is available.  Simply call the health department (217-532-2001) upon arrival and tell them you need a shot in your vehicle.


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