Regretfully, the Moultrie County Health Department (MCHD) confirms the passing of another Moultrie County resident, a male in his 80s. To date, 1,232 Moultrie County residents have tested positive for COVID-19, which includes 17 previous COVID-19 related deaths.
“We are saddened by his loss,” Moultrie County Health Department Administrator, Angela Hogan, RN, MSPH, said. “We send our condolences to his loved ones.”
Hogan continues, “This loss represents the fourth death we have reported in this final week of 2020. As we enter 2021, our health department encourages everyone to continue to take precautions to reduce the spread of COVID-19 in our community.”
To help reduce the spread of COVID-19 in our communities, the MCHD strongly advises individuals and businesses to use 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.