Today the Illinois Department of Public Health announced another death in Washington County due to Covid-19, bringing the total number of deaths in the county to 27. The patient was a female in her 90s.
Yesterday, Washington County Health Department verified the death IDPH reported on February 8th. The male in his 90’s had been released from isolation at the time of his death, according to the report.
In the February 10th press release, the Washington County Health Department reported only 2 new lab-confirmed cases between Feb 9 to Feb 10. This brings the number of active cases in Washington County to 13, with no one currently hospitalized with Covid-related complications. The total number of cases that have been reported in Washington County since the beginning of the pandemic is 1,562.
The Health Department also released the following statement:
“Vaccine continues to roll into our county very slowly. Our department has the responsibility of vaccinating all qualifying individuals of Phase 1B of the Illinois Vaccination plan. This is a difficult balance, especially with such limited supply. Appointments are currently being scheduled based on when names were received by the department. We ask for continued patience during this time. Vaccine may available through other healthcare providers and national pharmacy chains, and people are encouraged to take advantage of the opportunity if it presents itself.
The list of people eligible in Phase 1B can be found online at https://coronavirus.illinois.gov/s/phase-1b.
Continue to practice safety precautions so that we can continue to improve and overcome these unprecedented times.”