A new coronavirus case has now been reported, the health Department said Monday.
Washington County Health Department said the lab-confirmed case of COVID-19 in a county resident, a male healthcare worker in his 40s, who is isolated at home with symptoms. The health department is in communication with all active cases and identified close contacts. 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 us at 618-327-3644 for further guidance.
To date, there are 179 negative results that have been reported to the department, and two (2) confirmed cases have been released from isolation today and are allowed to resume normal activities.
The summary of our fourteen (14) confirmed cases are:
- 5 active
- 9 released from isolation
- 0 deaths
“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.”
Lehde also said if you are contacted by the health department, return calls quickly as 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.
For testing, contact your healthcare provider or find where open testing sites are locally at https://coronavirus.illinois.gov/s/testing-sites