Washington County Health Department revealed on Saturday that it has been notified oftwo (2) more lab-confirmed case of COVID-19 in county residents.
Both cases are females in their 30s. One case is linked to a COVID outbreak in a factory and the other is a close contact to a positive case. Both are quarantined at home with mild symptoms. The health department is in communication with all active cases and their identified close contacts.
“If you know that you have been in contact withsomeone who has tested positive for COVID and have not been contacted by the health department, call us at 618-327-3644 for further guidance,” the health department said in a press release.
164 negative results have been reported to the department at this time.
The summary of the county’s thirteen (13) confirmed cases are:
“Continue following the stay-at-home orders and practice social distancing when out in public,” Administrator Elizabeth Lehde said. “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.”
If you are contacted by the health department, return calls quickly. The health department is working hard to identifythose 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.