Washington County Now At 17 COVID-19 Cases

The health department said Sunday afternoon that there is another (1) lab-confirmed COVID-19 case in a Washington County resident, a female healthcare worker in her 40s.

“She is isolated at home with mild symptoms,” the department said. “The health department continues to follow up with active cases as well all identified close cases.  Another case has been released from isolation today.”

277 negative results have been reported to the department at this time.  

The summary of our seventeen (17) confirmed cases are:

2 active
15 released from isolation
0 deaths

Administrator Elizabeth Lehde urged residents to “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.”

Anyone contacted by the health department should return calls quickly.  The health department is working hard to identify those 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 where open testing sites are locally at https://coronavirus.illinois.gov/s/testing-sites

 

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