The Washington County Health Department has been notified of 3 additional positive COVID-19 cases in the county, the health department said Wednesday, July 15.
The residents include:
Administrator Elizabeth Lehde said the health department has released 2 individuals from isolation and will be releasing 1 positive cases from isolation to resume normal activities later this week.
Total confirmed cases: 28• 4 active• 24 released from isolation• 0 deaths
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:
https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/travelers/index.html. At this time, IDPH and CDC recommends self-quarantining after returning from areas with higher incidence of COVID-19 to reduce local spread if it iscontracted while traveling.
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*.
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. Loui