By PLANET STAFF

Almost a quarter of Massac Countians have received the full COVID-19 vaccine.

That’s according to numbers from Massac County Emergency Management.

As of Tuesday, 7115 have received the vaccine since it became available in December 2020. Of that number, 3413 have been fully vaccinated — meaning 24.24% of the county’s population has been fully vaccinated.

Three new cases of COVID — two less than 10-years-old and one in their 50s — were reported in Massac County from May 26 through June 1 by the Southern Seven Health Department.

As of Tuesday, Massac County has reached 1355 total cases since the pandemic began. Of that number, 1309 have recovered. As of Tuesday, there were 11 active cases.

In the past week, there have been 16 new cases with 15 recovered in the Southern Seven counties. There have been 6932 cumulative cases in the region since the pandemic began.

Neither Massac County nor the Southern Seven region has attributed a death to COVID since April 26, keeping deaths due to the virus at 35 in Massac County since the first was reported in August 2020 and at 102 in the seven-county region — Alexander, Hardin, Johnson, Massac, Pope, Pulaski and Union — since the first was reported in May 2020.

On Tuesday, according to the Illinois Department of Heath, there were 401 new individuals with COVID-19 identified in the state, bringing the confirmed total to 1,382,587 individuals with 22,835 deaths.

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