It is with deep sadness that the Moultrie County Health Department (MCHD) confirms the fifth COVID-19 related death of a Moultrie County male resident in his 70s.
“During this difficult time, we wish to extend our deepest condolences to his family and friends,” Angela Hogan, Administrator for the Moultrie County Health Department, said. “We ask for their privacy during this difficult time. The MCHD will release no additional information.”
As of Wednesday, October 14, 2020, 312 Moultrie County residents have tested positive for COVID-19, which includes four 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.
Information on area testing sites can be found online at https://dph.illinois.gov/testing.