Moultrie County Health Department Announces Second Confirmed COVID-19 Case

SULLIVAN, IL, April 6, 2020 – The Moultrie County Health Department (MCHD) announces a second confirmed case of Coronavirus-2019. The patient is a male in his 30s who is currently quarantined at home. Public health officials are contacting and verifying all of his close contacts.

To date, 24 Moultrie County residents have been tested for COVID-19. Of those tests, 21 tests were negative for coronavirus, and one is still pending.

As the Novel Coronavirus-19 becomes more widespread among our communities, the MCHD cautions everyone to consider themselves at risk for exposure.

All individuals should stay at home as much as possible; remain vigilant about covering coughs and sneezes; and frequently wash their hands with warm soap and water. Those who are ill should take extra precautions to isolate themselves from others.

In alignment with recent CDC recommendations, the health department is encouraging community members to send only one person and to wear a face mask if they must make trips into the public.

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