The health department was notified of a positive COVID test in a male in his 40s who recently returned from Florida. He is isolated at home with mild to moderate symptoms.
Continue to practice social distancing and hand hygiene to keep yourself and others safe, and wear a mask if you are not able to socially distance. If you are at a higher health risk or do not feel comfortable in participating in activities, take extra precautions to stay safe during this time.
As cases increase across the country, be cautious if planning travel. Information about domestic and international travel, including infection rates and tips to stay safe can be found at:
To monitor county information on current positive cases, deaths, and positivity rate, visit http://www.dph.illinois.gov/countymetrics.
WATCH FOR THESE SYMPTOMS
Fever or chills, cough, shortness of breath, fatigue, body aches, headache, new loss of taste or smell, sore throat, congestion or runny nose, nausea or vomiting, diarrhea.
*Although not an officially recognized sign, many of our positives report their first symptom as a “tickle” in their throat*.
Total confirmed cases: 21
Negative numbers reflect all residents who are tested, including those being screened for medical care and procedures and for employment purposes.
For testing, contact your healthcare provider or find localtesting sites at https://coronavirus.illinois.gov/s/testing-sites . There is also an open testing site at the Jackie Joyner Kersey Center in East St. Louis.