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CHARLESTON — Eleven more Coles County residents have tested positive for COVID-19 over the last three days, it was announced on Monday.
A news release from the Coles County Health Department said the additional cases of the disease caused by the coronavirus included five new cases on Monday. It said there were two cases on Sunday and four on Saturday.
The release said the additional cases brought the county’s total since the start of the pandemic to 5,615.
Of those, two county residents are currently hospitalized and 55 are recovering from the disease, the release said. It also said 5,464 have recovered and 94 are deceased.
The release also said Coles County’s daily test positivity rate for COVID-19 is 2.7% as of Friday. The rate for the state region that includes Coles County is 2.5%, it said.
The Illinois Department of Public Health on Monday reported 2,433 new confirmed and probable cases of coronavirus disease in Illinois, including 18 additional deaths.
Currently, the IDPH is reporting a total of 1,282,205 cases, including 21,523 deaths.
Recognize these Mattoon-area locations?
Darby Pipe Shop
1984: Larry Kniepkamp weighs custom-blended tobacco for a customer of the Darby Pipe Shop. He custom builds briar pipes for his customers.
1980: Mattoon railroad depot.
Dodge Grove Cemetery
1987: This city backs its patriotic reputation with plenty of granite and bronze. For its size, 20,000 population, Mattoon has an unusually large number of monuments dedicated to those who died or served in wars. There are about 20 such memorials in or near Mattoon.
Dodge Grove Cemetery mausoleums
1988: the last major repairs on the mausoleum in Dodge Grove Cemetery wre done in 1938. Since then, time and vandals had taken their toll.
Dodge Grove Cemetery tombstone
1973: A small white marker tells all that is known for sure about the occupant of this grave in an isolated corner. This year the small Confederate flag that usually stands next to the American flag was missing. The reason for its disappearance is not known.
1987: Do Homann displays one of the garden's fixtures. For 25 years Friendship Garden has been a haven for a variety of birds, trees, flowers and plants. The garden founded by Helen Douglas Hart, takes up a quarter-city-block south of downtown.
1984: Tami Shull, as facilitator, keeps the discussion on track in the quality circle at the General Electric Lamp Plant in Mattoon.
1987: General Electric's Mattoon Lamp Plant.
1945: This is just one of the trailer camps that have been shoe-horned into any sort of vacant space Mattoon can find.
Hulman Warehouse fire
1981: The former Hulman & Co. warehouse near downtown Mattoon was destroyed.