19th Positive COVID-19 Case Now Reporting In Washington County

The Washington County Health Department confirmed Thursday afternoon that an additional COVID-19 case in the county.

The department said in a release that the county resident is a male in his 60s acquired COVID from an out-of-county healthcare setting. He is hospitalized, but stable. The health department will continue to follow up with any new cases and identified close contacts as we are notified.

There have been 393 negative results that have been reported to the department at this time.

“New requirements of a negative COVID test for medical procedures and for individuals returning to work will be counted in our reported numbers because the Health Department does not always receive the reason that testing is performed,” Administrator Elizabeth Lehde said. “Washington County Health Department staff have been reviewing all results and removing duplicate counts and antibody test results from the numbers we have released to the public.”

The summary of the county’s nineteen (19) confirmed cases are:
 1 active
 18 released from isolation
 0 deaths

Illinois Department of Public Health is posting number of cases by zip code for those havingmore than five (5) cases. This information, as well as case and test counts, can be found at http://dph.illinois.gov/covid19/covid19-statistics .

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.

For testing, contact your healthcare provider or find where open testing sites are locally at
https://coronavirus.illinois.gov/s/testing-sites

Guidance, information, and infographics for Phase 3 of the Restore Illinois Plan can be found at
www.illinois.gov/businessguidelines.

This is the first confirmed COVID-19 case that has been reported in the county since May 19.

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