Moultrie County Adds One More Positive COVID-19 Cases Bringing Total to 28

SULLIVAN, IL, July 15, 2020 – The Moultrie County Health Department (MCHD) has confirmed one more
case of the novel coronavirus-2019 (COVID-19) in Moultrie County bringing the total to 28. The individual is in his 30s and is recovering at home in isolation. Public health officials are notifying all close contacts.

To date, 1,375 Moultrie County residents have been tested for COVID-19. Of those tests, 28 have been confirmed positive for COVID-19 and 21 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 continues to ask everyone:

  • Maintain a physical distance of six feet from others
  • Wear a mask for source control when physical distancing is not possible.
  • Wash hands routinely

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.

For more information on the Moultrie County Health Department’s news, events, and services, please visit www.moultriehealth.org and follow us on Facebook at www.facebook.com/moultriecountyhealth.