Johnson County rated at Medium COVID-19 Community Level

Southern 7 Pamphlet

JOHNSON COUNTY, Ill. (KBSI) – Johnson County is among 23 counties in Illinois now rated at the Medium COVID-19 Community Level.

As of May 13, Johnson County reported 13 positive cases of COVID-19, according to the Southern Seven Health Department.

The Illinois Department of Public Health (IDPH) reports that according to the CDC, 23 counties in Illinois are now rated at the Medium COVID-19 Community Level. Southern Seven Health Department reports that of those only one, Johnson County, is located in the Southern Seven region. As of May 13, Johnson Country reported 13 positive cases of COVID-19.

At the Medium Community Level people who are elderly, immunocompromised or at risk of severe outcomes are advised to wear a mask in indoor public places and be up to date on their COVID-19 vaccines, including boosters.

The CDC looks at the combination of three metrics: new COVID-19 admissions per 100,000 population in the past seven days, percent of staffed inpatient beds occupied by COVID-19 patients, and total new COVID-19 cases per 100,000 population in the past seven days. Using these data, the COVID-19 community level is classified as low, medium, or high. Tap here for more information on the CDC COVID-19 Community Levels.

Vaccines are available by appointment only at each Southern Seven Public Health Clinic and without an appointment on the Wellness on Wheels (WOW) Van. To find the Southern Seven Public Health Clinic in your county, visit southern7.org or call 618-634-2297.

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