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Coles County reports 4 more COVID-19 cases
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Coles County reports 4 more COVID-19 cases

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CHARLESTON — The Coles County Health Department announced on Sunday that it has been notified of four additional laboratory confirmed COVID-19 cases in the county, and it urged community members to social distance and wear masks as a safety precaution.

A press release from the Coles County Health Department reported that the total confirmed case count for Coles County is 163, with three currently hospitalized, 131 recovered, 17 deceased, and 12 recovering.

The Coles County Health Department reported that it is continuing vigilant contact tracing following Illinois Department of Public Health guidance and that it continues to be in direct communication with all Coles County long-term care facilities in accordance with these guidelines.

"We know COVID-19 spread in the community is partially due to asymptomatic individuals, ignoring social distancing, and not wearing face coverings," the Coles County Health Department reported. "Remember if you must go out, wear a face covering to protect others, and their face covering will help protect you. Wash your hands for at least 20 seconds with friction."

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Rob Stroud is a reporter for the JG-TC, covering the city of Mattoon, Lake Land College, Cumberland County and areas including Oakland, Casey and Martinsville.

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