21 New Cases – 777 Cases Total in Livingston County

21 New Cases – 777 Cases Total in Livingston County

Twenty-one more residents of Livingston County have tested positive for COVID-19 (coronavirus disease). Sadly, one more resident has also died due to complications related to COVID-19. The individual was a male in his 60s. Livingston County Health Department (LCHD) officials were notified of the new COVID-19 cases and COVID-19 related death on October 30, 2020 in accordance with state and local public health protocol. The newly confirmed cases include a male under the age of 10; three females and a male in their 20s; two females in their 30s; two females and two male in their 40s; a female and male in their 50s; a female and two males in their 60s; two female in their 70s; a female in her 80s (asymptomatic at the time of testing); and two females in their 90s (both asymptomatic at the time of testing), all of whom are recovering in isolation.

LCHD officials continue to work closely with the Illinois Department of Public Health (IDPH), and have investigated and notified any individuals who may have had exposure to this individual who tested positive for COVID-19.

As of October 30, 2020, the LCHD has received 18,649 COVID-19 test results. Of that, 777 COVID-19 tests have been positive, 17,872 tests were negative, 640 of the previously reported cases have been removed from isolation, 125 cases remain active, two cases are currently hospitalized, and, sadly, twelve cases have resulted in death due to complications related to COVID-19. Of those individuals who have tested positive, 53 were asymptomatic at the time of testing. For details on the previously reported cases and up-to-date information for Livingston County, IL, community members can visit the LCHD’s COVID-19 Updates page.

The health and safety of Livingston County residents remains the highest priority for Livingston County health officials. All partners and organizations involved in the COVID-19 response remain fully prepared to respond to COVID-19 cases. Public health, hospital systems, and first responders maintain highly trained infection control teams, specialized equipment, and protocols consistent with the latest guidance from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).

Assume COVID-19 is in every community. Because people can be carriers of the virus prior to experiencing symptoms, everyone should be presumed to be carriers of the COVID-19 virus. Community members are strongly encouraged to adhere to all of the required precautions necessary to protect their families and the community by slowing the spread of the COVID-19 virus, including wearing a mask and staying at least 6’ from others when in public, as well as frequently washing hands and sanitizing regularly touched surfaces.

For Livingston County residents age 60 or older, homebound with no assistance and in need of essential care items, such as food, medical supplies, or personal hygiene products, please the LCHD at 815-844-7174 x230.

The LCHD will continue to work diligently to meet the everyday needs of county residents while aggressively addressing the on-going COVID-19 pandemic.

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