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Iroquois County COVID 19 Update-172 confirmed cases

As of 07/09/2020 Iroquois County has 172 individuals with laboratory confirmed cases of COVID-19. At the time of this
press release the Iroquois County Public Health Department has received 3,440 test results for COVID-19. Of the 3,440
results, 3,268 have been negative and 172 have been positive. Here is the information that we can release about our recent
? Case 171: Male in his 30’s
? Case 172: Male in his 30’s
Of the 172 individuals with laboratory confirmed cases, 150 have recovered and have been released from isolation,
0 are hospitalized, 17 remain isolated at home and 5 have passed away. We extend our prayers and deepest
condolences to the family, friends, and community members affected by these losses.
Our Communicable Disease nurses are working tirelessly to complete investigations, conduct contact tracing and notify
anyone determined to be at increased risk of exposure. All individuals under health department mandated isolation or
quarantine are monitored daily until released. This situation is fluid. Guidance and recommendations regarding patients
under investigation may evolve as more is learned.
No additional details will be provided regarding any of the above Iroquois County residents per compliance with 77 Ill.
Adm. Code 1005. Please visit for further
information regarding the Collection, Disclosure, and Confidentiality of Health Statistics.
For zip code level information on confirmed positive COVID-19 cases please visit the IDPH Virtual map at:
For information on long term care facilities with cases of COVID-19 among residents and staff please visit the IDPH map
The Iroquois County Public Health Department is reporting congregate data regarding COVID-19. In an effort to clarify
this data, we would like to provide a brief explanation. A confirmed case is an individual residing in Iroquois County who
has a positive laboratory confirmation of COVID-19. The total confirmed case numbers we report includes all individuals
who have tested positive, regardless of their current status. This number will never decrease. Recovered cases are
individuals who tested positive and after a period of ten days, are afebrile (fever free without fever-reducing medication)
for at least 72 hours and respiratory symptoms have improved. These recovered cases are then released from isolation by
the health department.
This is a rapidly evolving situation and the Iroquois County Public Health Department will provide updated information
and guidance as it becomes available on our Iroquois County Public Health Department Facebook page and website at 


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