Health Department Announces 10 New Reported COVID-19 Cases, Two Sent To Hospital

The Washington County Health Department announced 10 new coronavirus cases reporting.

The department also said it is working on contacting confirmed cases and identified close contacts for three females in the late teens, two females in their 50s, one male in his 60s, one female in her 70s and a male in his 80s.

There were seven more cases that were released from isolation and able to resume normal activity.

Administrator Elizabeth Lehde said: “We have been notified that 2 active cases have been admitted to the hospital.  1 case has severe symptoms directly related to COVID.  The other case is being investigated to determine the cause of admission.”

Isolation and quarantine orders are given through the interview process and can vary in length based on when symptoms started, when a person was tested, and when the health department is notified of the positive result. 

Washington County Case count:  112

  • Active: 21

  • Released from isolation: 84

  • Active hospitalized: 1 Total hospitalized: 5

  • Deaths:1

The negative results have to be manually reviewed and counted.  At this time, we have not been able to update the counts due to increased workload from active cases.  Positivity rates can be found on the IDPH metrics dashboard.

Environmental Health Department Will Summers said: “I sincerely appreciate your continued diligence in performing required face mask wearing, social distancing and sanitation for all your establishments, staff and customers. Keep up the good work and we’ll get this over with as soon as possible.”

More Information From The Health Department

Staff are working as quickly as possible with information as it is received.  We ask for your patience during this time.  If you have been notified you have tested positive, ISOLATE yourself at home and away from others.  If you are identified as a close contact, QUARANTINE at home. If you do not hear from the health department staff within 24 hours, please call. 

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. If you start with symptoms, isolate immediately and contact your healthcare provider about getting tested for COVID-19.

CONTINUE TO USE SAFETY PRECAUTIONS TO REDUCE THE SPREAD OF COVID-19.  EVERYONE’S ACTIONS ARE NEEDED TO KEEP OUR COMMUNITY SAFE. 

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