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20 new cases of COVID-19 in Boone Co.

The seven-day rolling positivity average in the county is 16.4 percent.
Boone County, Illinois
Boone County, Illinois(WIFR)
Published: Oct. 29, 2020 at 6:20 PM CDT
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BOONE COUNTY, Ill. (WIFR) - There are now a total of 1,879 positive COVID-19 cases in Boone County as an additional 20 cases were announced on Thursday.

Of those cases, 25 have died. Here is the breakdown of Boone County positive cases and deaths by age:

  • 0-9 years old: 90 positive cases
  • 10-19 years old: 209 positive cases
  • 20-29 years old: 381 positive cases and 1 death
  • 30-39 years old: 275 positive cases
  • 40-49 years old: 344 positive cases and 1 death
  • 50-59 years old: 268 positive cases and 1 death
  • 60-69 years old: 154 positive cases and 4 deaths
  • 70-79 years old: 97 positive cases and 8 deaths
  • 80-89 years old: 44 positive cases and 5 deaths
  • 90-99 years old: 16 positive cases and 5 deaths
  • 100 years old or older: 1 positive case

The seven-day rolling positivity average in the county is 16.4 percent.

There are no areas of concern in Boone County. Health officials continue to recommend testing for asymptomatic contacts of COVID-19 cases. Testing should also be considered for individuals with potential exposures such as those attending large gatherings and those traveling from high incidence areas.

If asymptomatic individuals are being tested, specimens should be collected 5 – 9 days after the last potential exposure. Testing has played a key role in Boone County in identifying cases of COVID-19 and supporting contact tracing to prevent the transmission.

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