Moultrie County Health Department Confirms 11th COVID-19 Related Death

It is with deep sadness that the Moultrie County Health Department (MCHD) confirms the passing of another resident, a male in his 80s. This is the 11th COVID-19 related death among Moultrie County residents.

“We send our deepest sympathies to his friends and family,” Moultrie County Health Department Administrator, Angela Hogan, RN, MSPH, said. “We ask for understanding and the privacy of his loved ones as they mourn.”

To date, 909 Moultrie County residents have tested positive for COVID-19, which includes 10 previous COVID-19 related deaths.

The MCHD strongly advises individuals and businesses to help reduce the spread of COVID-19 in our communities by using these precautions:

  • Watch physical distance and keep six feet from others.
  • Wear a mask when in public places.
  • Wash hands routinely.
  • Above all, stay home if ill.

Due to the increase in cases across the state, mitigations have been put into place to help slow the spread of COVID-19. To learn more about this mitigation, please visit https://dceoresources-ss-assets.s3.us-east-2.amazonaws.com/public/Restore-Illinois/COVID-19-Resurgence-Migitations.pdf.

Information on area testing sites can be found online at https://dph.illinois.gov/testing.

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