CORONAVIRUS (COVID-19)

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COVID-19 Data Graphic 09-30 - confirmed cases - deaths - ages - gender

COVID-19 in McLean County - new cases:3; total confirmed cases:3,301; deaths:23; recovered:3,093; hospitalized:9; home isolation:176; gender percentage:female-53%/male-47%; age ranges - <1:7; 1-17:239; 18:202; 19:341; 20s:1,455; 30s:284; 40s:265; 50s:233; 60s:149; 70s:84; 80s:35; 90s:7; 100+:0. Cases by race - White:1,797; Black:283; Asian:48; other:113; unknown:1,052; American Indian or Alaskan Native:6; Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander:2. Cases by ethnicity - Hispanic or Latinx:255; Non-Hispanic or Latinx:2,012; unknown:1,034. Information is current as of 9/30/2020. The provisional 7 day rolling positivity rate is 2.4% as of 9/29/2020.

(9/30) McLean County Health Department is reporting 3 new cases of COVID-19 today, bringing our total to 3,301 cases. At this time 176 individuals are isolating at home. Nine individuals are hospitalized with one of the nine currently in Intensive Care. There are 3,093 individuals that have been released from isolation and are considered recovered. There have been 23 COVID-related deaths in McLean County. More than 72,900 tests have been resulted for a cumulative positivity rate of 4.5%. The rolling 7-day positivity rate is 2.4% through 9/29/2020. 

The McLean County Health Department and Chestnut Health Systems mobile COVID testing will be setting up in LeRoy from 9:00 a.m. until noon on Thursday, October 1. Drive-through and walk-up testing will be available at 201 N. Chestnut in LeRoy unless there is inclement weather. 

The testing site uses the self-administered nasal swab tests, with each person self-swabbing as instructed and monitored by an on-site staff member. Staff cannot assist with the self-swabbing process. Those tested at the site should receive a call with their results in 4-7 days. 

Testing is recommended for people who have symptoms of COVID-19; people who have had close contact (within 6 feet of an infected person for at least 15 minutes) with someone with confirmed COVID-19; and people who have been asked or referred to get testing by their healthcare provider, local or state health department. The mobile testing site is available for anyone, regardless of symptoms or known exposure. 

Testing is just one of the important pieces of the toolkit to address the pandemic. Testing helps to identify and isolate those infected with COVID-19 and allows public health partners to be able to quickly notify and quarantine close contacts and prevent further spread of the virus. To help fight COVID-19 testing is best in combination with everyday preventive actions such as limiting non-essential travel, avoiding large gatherings, washing our hands, watching our distance, and wearing our face coverings. The response to COVID-19 is a community effort. Staying home and limiting your face-to-face contact with people is still the best way to avoid Covid-19 spread.

If you test positive, it is important to know what protective steps to take to prevent others from getting sick. If you think or know you have COVID-19 stay home and isolate. You can be around others after:

10 days since symptoms first appeared and

24 hours with no fever without the use of fever-reducing medications and

Other symptoms of COVID-19 are improving**Loss of taste and smell may persist for weeks or months after recovery and need not delay the end of isolation

If you have tested positive for COVID-19 but continue to have no symptoms you still need to isolate. If you continue to have no symptoms you can be around others after 10 days have passed since you had a positive viral test for COVID-19.

If you test negative, you probably were not infected at the time your sample was collected. The test result only means that you did not have COVID-19 at the time of testing. Continue to take steps to protect yourself and others. 

 If you have had close contact (within 6 feet for more than 15 minutes) with someone with COVID-19 you should stay home in quarantine, monitoring for symptoms, for 14 days after your last exposure to that person. Even if you test negative after being a close contact to someone with COVID-19 you still should complete the entire 14 days of quarantine. It can take between 2 and 14 days after exposure to develop symptoms of COVID-19 and you can spread the virus even before you develop symptoms. You cannot test your way out of quarantine. 

 COVID-19 spreads mainly through close contact with an infected person. An individual can spread the virus even when they do not have symptoms or appear sick. Any interaction with someone outside of your household could be a risk for infection. To lower your risk of infection avoid closed spaces with poor ventilation, crowded spaces with many people nearby, and close-contact settings.

We can all do our part to be aware and take precautions to reduce the risk of spreading COVID-19.

McLean County Cases by Zip Code

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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 

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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