The Washington County Health Department said Saturday that another (1) lab-confirmed COVID-19 case in a Washington County resident.
The resident is a male in his 20s. He is reportedly isolated at home with mild symptoms.
“It is uncertain how this individual contracted the virus,” Administrator Elizabeth Lehde said. “He has had no known contact with anyone diagnosed with the disease. The health department continues to follow up with active cases as well as close cases.”
According to the health department, there have been 198 negative results also reported to the department at this time.
The summary of the county’s fifteen (15) confirmed cases are:
Lehde also said: “Continue following the stay-at-home orders and practicesocial distancing when out in public. 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 reduce the spread of COVID-19. These tracking practices help public health officials determine when, where, how, and who is most at risk of transmitting and contracting Coronavirus. As we move forward in resuming activities, this information will be more important than ever to understand what will be safe to do and what puts us most at risk.
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 whereopen testing sites are locally at https://coronavirus.illinois.gov/s/testing-sites