BY LEN WELLS

Laboratory confirmed cases of COVID-19 are spiking across Southern Illinois with White County recording 40 new cases for the week of July 17-23.  On Monday, July 26, White County recorded another 31 cases.  Many of the new cases involve individuals under the age of 20.   

Public health officials are conducting an investigation of these cases by speaking with individuals who are deemed potential close contacts. As is protocol, public officials may place other individuals one home quarantine if they are determined to have had significant exposure. Such individuals may not be symptomatic, but are quarantined for a...

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