New Positive Coronavirus Case Reported

The Washington County Health Department said it has received notice of an additional lab-confirmed case of COVID-19 in a county resident, the department said Friday.

According to administrator Elizabeth Lehde, the department is still investigating how the female in her 20s contracted the virus. The resident is at home, quarantined and is experiencing mild symptoms.

The health department is in communication with all active cases and working with individuals to identify any and all close contacts to help reduce the spread of this disease. If you know that
you have been in contact with someone who has tested positive for COVID and have not been contacted by the health department, call the department at 618-327-3644 for further guidance.

There are 151 negative results have been reported to the department at this time. The summary of our ten (11) confirmed cases are, 4 active, 7 released from isolation and 0 deaths

“Continue following the stay-at-home orders and practice social distancing,” Lehde said. ” If you must go out for essential business, practice social distancing, wear a mask, and limit time out. Continue washing your hands frequently. Avoid group gatherings and events. It is CRITICAL to adhere to isolation and quarantine orders to reduce the spread of this virus. This virus can be passed before symptoms start and from those who have no symptoms at all.”

Those contacted by the health department should return calls quickly. The health department is working hard to identify those at risk and to protect those that may be impacted.
Illinois Department of Public Health is posting number of cases by zip code for those having more than five (5) cases. This information, as well as case and test counts, can be found at
http://dph.illinois.gov/covid19/covid19-statistics .

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