By Travis Volz
As new cases continue in a troubling direction, the Illinois Department of Public Health reported another COVID-related death in Washington County.
The IDPH reported last Tuesday that the county lost a resident, the 40th since the start of the pandemic and first since March 15.
In addition to the fatality, the county has seen an upward trend in cases since spring. Between June 1 and June 20, a total of 57 new cases have been reported in the county. That three-week count surpassed the total for May (40).
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