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County Loses Another Resident to COVID

By Travis Volz

Despite another week of low new case counts, Washington County lost another resident to COVID last week.

The Illinois Department of Public Health reported another death in the county last week, bringing the county’s COVID-related death count to 39 since the start of the pandemic.

It is the first COVID death in a month, and the fifth death attributed to coronavirus disease of 2022. Three deaths were reported in January and one in March.

Last week, a total of two new cases were reported in Washington County. That is another week with new cases in single digits reported.

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