There is another (1) lab-confirmed COVID-19 case in a Washington County resident, a female in her 90s, according to the health department Tuesday.
This individual has been in close contact with a positive case and is isolated at home with moderate symptoms. Administrator Elizabeth Lehde said the health department continues to follow up with active cases as well all identified close contacts at this time.
There have been 289 negative results have been reported to the department at this time.
Lehde also reported a summary of our eighteen (18) confirmed cases are:
• 3 active• 15 released from isolation• 0 deaths
Lehde continue to urge residents to engage in proper social distancing and other measures to decrease the spread of the coronavirus.
“Continue following the stay-at-home orders and practice social 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 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
The Nashville News will update this post as more information becomes available.