Boone Co. adds 63 COVID-19 cases, 31% positivity rate
There are now free temporary drive-thru and walk-up COVID-19 testing sites in Boone County.
BOONE COUNTY, Ill. (WIFR) - There are now a total of 3,295 positive COVID-19 cases in Boone County as an additional 63 cases were reported Thursday.
Of those cases, 29 have died. The seven-day rolling positivity average in the county is 31.0 percent.
There are now free temporary drive-thru and walk-up COVID-19 testing sites in Boone County. You can find more information here.
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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