Moultrie County Health Department Announces Confirmed COVID-19 Case Number 11

SULLIVAN, IL, May 23, 2020 – The Moultrie County Health Department (MCHD) has confirmed the eleventh case of the novel coronavirus-2019 (COVID-19) in Moultrie County. The patient is a male in his 60s and is recovering at home in isolation. Public health officials are contacting all close contacts.

To date, 307 Moultrie County residents have been tested for COVID-19. Of those tests, 11 have been confirmed positive for COVID-19.

As communities open, the spread of this virus will continue. The MCHD cautions all individuals to consider themselves at risk for exposure.

“Remember that hand washing, keeping a physical distance of six feet from others, avoiding large gatherings, keeping children at home and bypassing nonessential trips into the public are still the best ways to protect you and your family,” said Angela Hogan, Administrator for the Moultrie County Health Department. “To protect others and help contain the spread of COVID-19, wear a mask when going out into the public and stay home when you are ill.”

Symptoms associated with COVID-19 include fever, fatigue, a dry cough, repeated shaking with chills, muscle pain, headache, sore throat and loss of smell or taste. Individuals should immediately seek medical attention if experiencing difficulty breathing, shortness of breath, confusion, persistent pain or pressure in the chest, or a bluish color in the lips or face.

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.

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