The Moultrie County Health Department (MCHD) has confirmed one more case of the novel coronavirus-2019 (COVID-19) in Moultrie County. The individual is in his 30s and is recovering at home in isolation. Public health officials are notifying all close contacts.
To date, 1,436 Moultrie County residents have been tested for COVID-19. Of those tests, 29 have been confirmed positive for COVID-19 and 25 are no longer in isolation.
As Illinois progresses through Phase 4 of Recover Illinois, the risk of COVID-19 transmission to others may increase. It is important to remember that people of all ages are vulnerable to this virus, and everyone should take precautions to prevent infection.
For public safety, the health department is asking everyone use the three basic Ws to stay safe:
- Watch physical distance and keep six feet from others.
- Wear a mask when in public places.
- Wash hands
Illinois is currently experiencing a surge in testing for COVID-19. With this surge in testing, test result turnaround times may be slower. While awaiting a test result, it is important for those who feel ill to self-isolate.
If an individual is ill with symptoms associated with coronavirus and needs medical or emergency care, they should notify their physician or emergency medical service providers of their symptoms prior to arrival.