It is with great sadness that the Moultrie County Health Department (MCHD) confirms a ninth COVID-19 related death of a Moultrie County male resident in his 70s.
“We send our deepest condolences to his friends and family, and ask for their privacy during this difficult time,” Angela Hogan, Administrator for the Moultrie County Health Department, said. “The MCHD will release no additional information.”
To date, 703 Moultrie County residents have tested positive for COVID-19, which includes eight 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.