The Washington County Health Department has been notified of a new positive coronavirus case, the department said Wednesday, July 1.
The case is a male in his 20s who had close contact through his employment. The health department said the positive COVID-19 case is now being quarantined and “currently doing well at home.” The last reported lab-confirmed positive virus case was on June 4.
To date, there have been 731 negative results that have been reported.
The newest case remains to be the only active case in Washington County, and the summary of the other confirmed cases are:
• 1 active• 19 released from isolation• 0 deaths
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/
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.
For testing, contact your healthcare provider or find whereopen testing sites are locally at https://coronavirus.illinois.gov/s/testing-sites