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The Shelby County Health Department announced Wednesday that seven additional county residents have tested positive for coronavirus (COVID-19): A 36-year-old male and a 36-year-old female, both with mild symptoms, and a 2-year-old-male asymptomatic from the same household. A 69-year-old male. A 24-year-old female. A 78-year-old female and a 28-year-old female all with mild symptoms.

State metrics reported for the week ending Aug. 8, showed Shelby County’s positivity rate was at 5.4% with a “WARNING LEVEL” for weekly positives per 100,000 population exceeding 50 per 100K to 87 per 100K. Shelby County's metrics for the week ending Aug. 15 showed Shelby County’s positivity rate at 7.7%, with a weekly positive rate per 100,000 population exceeding 50 per 100K to 133 per 100K. If Shelby County’s weekly positivity rate exceeds 8%, the County will be designated by IDPH at Warning level for coronavirus disease. A county enters into a “WARNING LEVEL” when two or more risk indicators for Covid-19 exceed the targeted indicators.

The county now has 171 residents that have tested positive for Covid-19. Currently, the state has 20 twenty counties at “WARNING LEVELS,” including Moultrie County.

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