President Joe Biden’s first speech to the U.S. Congress focused on his plans for child care, education and helping the middle class while also touting his successes with COVID-19 vaccinations.
The Coles County Health Department reported on Thursday that 11 additional county residents have tested positive for COVID-19.
In a news release, the department indicated that the
county’s most recent positive case rate is 4.5% and the rate for the state region that includes Coles County is 2.8%.
It also said just less than 26% of the county population has been vaccinated against COVID-19.
The release said the new cases of the disease caused by the coronavirus brought the county’s total since the start of the pandemic to 5,766.
Of those, three county residents are currently hospitalized and 73 are recovering from the disease, according to the release. It said 5,596 have recovered and 94 are deceased.
The Illinois Department of Public Health on Thursday reported 3,394 new confirmed and probable cases of coronavirus disease, including 38 additional deaths. To date, the state is reporting a total of 1,331,848 cases, including 21,927 deaths.
Remember these Charleston locations?
Bill's Bottle Shop
1979: The owner of bill's Bottle Shop isn't concerned about House Bill 21. The Liquor Commission has proposed extending bar hours from 1 to 2 a.m. and increasing the number of licenses from 25 to 32.
1935: The new filtering plant in Charleston has been placed in operation. The plant, which has a daily capacity of two million gallons, consists of three filter beds, mixing and settling beds. A booster pump takes care of pressure in case of fires. The water comes from deep wells. The addition to the Charleston waterworks was financed through funds on hand and by a small bond issue.
1965: An auto graveyard near Charleston is nestled between rolling hills along scenic Illinois 16.
1965: Mayor-elect Wlater Reasor Jr. and Eastern Illinois University president have urged to move the junk yards west of Charleston city limits.
1988: Teen night fills the floor at E.L. Krackers.
Rotary community pool
1974: The Charleston Rotary Community Pool is located on approximately five acres of land directly behind the Junior High School.
1948: Charleston's waterworks is being converted from diesel to electric power this week at a savings in costs of $500 a month, releasing 18,000 gallons of fuel oil a year for other uses. Oil tanks will be kept full to enable emergency use of the diesel engines which will remain in place although disconnected.
1985: Airview of Charleston.
American Hardware Supply aerial view
1982: Aerial view shows extent of American Hardware Supply Co.'s new 240,000 square foot distribution center north of Charleston.