CORONAVIRUS (COVID-19)

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MCHD can only report on the number of tests submitted through the Illinois Department of Public Health State Lab. Testing through commercial labs is not required to be reported to MCHD, however, we will still be notified of any positive cases from IDPH State Lab or commercial labs.

Have questions about the State of Illinois’ daily number or are you the press needing answers about the Community-Based Testing Site in McLean County? Contact COVID.media@illinois.gov

What is a Coronavirus?

The Illinois Department of Public Health, local health departments, and public health partners throughout Illinois, and federal agencies, including the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), are responding to an outbreak of respiratory illness caused by a novel coronavirus called COVID-19 that was first identified in December 2019 during an outbreak in Wuhan, China. COVID-19 has spread throughout the world, including the United States, since it was detected and was declared a public health emergency for the U.S. on January 31, 2020 to aid the nation’s healthcare community in responding to the threat.  The World Health Organization announced March 11, 2020 that the spread of coronavirus qualifies as a global pandemic.

https://www.dph.illinois.gov/topics-services/diseases-and-conditions/diseases-a-z-list/coronavirus/symptoms-treatment#tab-0-0 

Enfermedad de Coronavirus (COVID-19)

Los virus de Corona son una familia grande de virus, algunos causan enfermedad en personas, y otros circulan entre animales, incluyendo camellos, gatos, y murciélagos.  Rara vez los virus de corona en animales se desarrollanda y infectan a personas y propagan entre personas.

El coronavirus en ser humanos son común por todo el mundo y normalmente causa enfermedad leve a moderado en personas por todo el mundo.  Sin embargo, la aparición de nuevo virus de corona, como
SARS (por sus siglas en inglés) y MERS (por sus siglas en inglés), han sido asociado con enfermedad respiratorio severo.

https://www.dph.illinois.gov/topics-services/diseases-and-conditions/diseases-a-z-list/coronavirus/symptoms-treatment#tab-0-1 

MCHD Resources

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IDPH Response

There are ongoing investigations to learn more. This is a rapidly evolving situation and information will be updated as it becomes available.

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has reserved the right for each state to determine whether to release patient information regarding Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19). The McLean County Health Department is following the guidance set by the Illinois Department of Public Health (IDPH) and will not be providing information about patients under investigation for coronavirus:

“Public health officials are working with medical providers to quickly identify individuals who may need further assessment and possible testing. We (IDPH) understand there is a lot of interest with this, but we are still learning about this novel virus and this is a very fluid situation where numbers will change and may not reflect the level of risk to the general public, which at this time remains low. If that changes or if there are additional confirmed cases, we will make sure to share information as soon as we have it.”

For the latest information from IDPH, please visit: IDPH Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) page