WIQI News Archives for 2020-06

Ford County Public Health Department 32 COVID-19 Cases : 2 New Cases

Ford County Public Health Department (FCPHD) is announcing two new confirmed cases. The individuals are female – one in
her 30’s, one under age 20.
Ford County has a total of 32 confirmed cases. There has been one COVID-19 related death. These numbers are accurate as of
the release time. Public health officials continue to investigate and contact all individuals who may have had exposure to
individuals that tested positive for COVID-19. Federal privacy restrictions prohibit the release of any further information.
FCPHD continues to encourage all residents to conduct preventive measures, including practicing three key steps (The 3 W’s):
wash your hands, watch your distance, and wear a face covering. COVID-19 appears to spread from person-to-person mainly
with close contact (less than 6 feet), but may also be spread by a surface that has the virus and then touching one’s mouth,
nose, or possibly one’s eyes. Illinois Department of Public Health states that the spread is through respiratory droplets
produced when an infected person speaks, coughs or sneezes.
COVID-19 in Illinois
• For zip code level information on confirmed positive COVID-19 cases, please visit IDPH Virtual map at:
https://www.dph.illinois.gov/covid19/covid19-statistics. Please note, data will not be shown unless a zip code has six or
more confirmed cases. This is consistent with Collection, Disclosure, and Confidentiality of Health Statistics (77 Ill. Adm.
Code 1005). Zip code areas 60957 and 60936 are being reported.
• For information on long term care facilities with cases of COVID-19 among residents and staff, please visit:
https://www.dph.illinois.gov/covid19/long-term-care-facility-outbreaks-covid-19. Information provided at this link is
provisional, subject to change, and updated weekly. Facilities report data to their local health departments, which in-turn
report to IDPH, so lag time and discrepancies are to be expected.
• For county-level COVID-19 risk metrics, please visit: http://dph.illinois.gov/countymetrics.
• For information on Restore Illinois and Phase 4, please visit: https://www.dph.illinois.gov/restore.
• For a listing of COVID-19 testing sites in Illinois, please visit: https://www.dph.illinois.gov/testing. This is not a
comprehensive list of testing sites. Locations are continuously being added as information is provided. Some locations have
asked not to be named.
Please continue to visit our website (www.fordcountyphd.org) and follow our Facebook page for additional COVID-19
resources and updates. For general questions about COVID-19, call the Illinois Coronavirus Disease (COVID-19) Hotline at
1(800) 889-3931 or send an email to: DPH.SICK@ILLINOIS.GOV anytime, 24 hours a day, seven days a week.

 

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ISP Fatal Traffic Crash Alert I-80

WHAT:                      Three Unit Fatal Traffic Crash

 

WHERE:                   Interstate 80 eastbound @ milepost 110.5 (one mile west of IL-47), Grundy County

    

WHEN:                      June 28, 2020 at approximately 3:18 p.m.

 

VEHICLE:                Unit 1: Blue Unknown Motorcycle

 

                                    Unit 2: 2017 Black Kenworth Truck Tractor Semi Trailer

 

                                    Unit 3: Unknown, Truck Tractor Semi Trailer

 

DRIVER:                   Unit 1: Nathan Oliver Carroll, 35-year-old male of Channahon, IL (Deceased)

 

                                    Unit 2: Robert Anthony Segura, 63-year-old male of Newalla, OK

 

                                    Unit 3: Unknown, Pending investigation

 

PASSENGER:           Unit 2: Tina Segura, 58-year-old female of Norman, OK

           

            PRELIMINARY:      A preliminary investigation indicates the following occurred: Units 1, 2 and 3 were traveling eastbound on Interstate 80 at milepost 110.5 (one mile west of IL-47). The driver of Unit 1 was reported to be traveling at a high rate of speed in the left lane. The driver of Unit 2 was also traveling in the left lane and the driver of Unit 3 was traveling in the right lane. The driver Unit 1 attempted to make a lane change into the right lane and struck the rear passenger side of Unit 2 and was ejected. The driver of Unit 3 initially pulled over to the right shoulder and then left the scene. The driver of Unit 1 sustained life-threatening injuries and succumbed to his injuries on scene.

 

At approximately 3:22 p.m., all eastbound and westbound lanes on Interstate 80 eastbound at milepost 110.5 were closed for the crash investigation; with traffic diverted off the Interstate to Seneca Road. At approximately 4:35 p.m., all westbound lanes were reopened. All lanes reopened at approximately 7:02 p.m. The investigation is open and ongoing. There is no further information at this time. 

 

           CHARGES:               Pending Investigation

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ISP Fatal Traffic Crash Alert

WHAT: Single Vehicle Fatality Traffic Crash
WHERE: Interstate 57 Southbound at Milepost 259, Ford County
WHEN: Jun. 26, 2020 at 6:26 p.m.
VEHICLE: Unit 1- 2007 Buick
DRIVER: Unit 1- 23-year-old female (Deceased). Identification pending next-of-kin
notification.
PASSENGER: Unit 1- Shyteisha E. M. Hedrick 23-year-old female of Urbana
(transported).


 PRELIMINARY: A preliminary investigation indicates the following occurred: Unit 1 was
traveling southbound on I-57 in the right lane near the above location
approaching a construction zone. Unit 1 moved in front of a vehicle just
before the lanes merged into one. The unit 1 driver then lost control and
veered left off the roadway into the center median where it rolled several
times before coming to rest in the west ditch of the southbound lanes. The
unit 1 passenger was transported to a local area hospital with serious
injuries. The unit 1 driver was pronounced dead on scene by the Ford
County coroner.


CHARGES: None

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Iroquois County COVID 19 Update-157 confirmed cases

As of 06/26/2020 Iroquois County has 157 individuals with laboratory confirmed cases of COVID-19. At the time of this
press release the Iroquois County Public Health Department has received 2,393 test results for COVID-19. Of the 2,393
results, 2,236 have been negative and 157 have been positive. Here is the information that we can release about our recent
cases:
? Case 156: Female in her 60’s
? Case 157: Female in her 20’s
Of the 157 individuals with laboratory confirmed cases, 128 have recovered and have been released from isolation,
1 is hospitalized, 23 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 http://www.ilga.gov/commission/jcar/admincode/077/07701005sections.html 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:
https://www.dph.illinois.gov/covid19/covid19-statistics
For information on long term care facilities with cases of COVID-19 among residents and staff please visit the IDPH map
at:
https://www.dph.illinois.gov/covid19/long-term-care-facility-outbreaks-covid-19
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
http://www.co.iroquois.il.us/covid-19-corona-virus/ 

 

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Ford County Announces COVID-19 Risk Metric

On June 25th, the Illinois Department of Public Health launched a county-level risk map.  This map is available to anyone, including the general public.  The map can be found by visiting: http://dph.illinois.gov/countymetrics. 

Below is some general information about the map as well as some questions and answers to help those interested in using/viewing the map.  

 

County Level COVID-19 Risk Metrics

IDPH is monitoring several indicators that measure the health burden of COVID-19 in each Illinois county and capture a county’s ability to respond.  Many of these county-level indicators are similar to the Restore Illinois criteria and support that larger framework. These metrics are intended to be used for local level awareness of each county’s progress during Phase 4 and will help local leaders, businesses, local health departments, and the public make informed decisions and promote healthy behaviors.

 

By applying the same metrics to each county, IDPH is using a standardized approach to monitor the state as a whole. Each county will be assessed to determine whether it is meeting or exceeding each indicator target. Counties meeting set targets will be indicated in blue, while counties that are not meeting the targets will be indicated in orange.

 

How to use these data

Individuals, families, and community groups can use these critical data to help inform their choices about personal and family gatherings, as well as what activities they choose to do.

Blue indicates that the county is experiencing overall stable COVID-19 metrics. 
Orange indicates there are warning signs of increased COVID-19 risk in the county.
For example, if the local area is currently orange, some questions you should consider include: Should I still attend or host a large gathering? Are there additional precautions I should take given my personal/family health risks?  Should I wait to dine out or go to a movie?

 

What data are being used to determine the status of a county?

8 different indicators are being used:

New cases
Test positivity
COVID-like-illness (CLI) ED visits
CLI admissions
Clusters
New deaths
ICU availability
Number of tests
 

Does every indicator have to be met for a county be listed as “Warning?”

If there are two or more indicators that are going in the wrong direction, the county will be color coded orange – Warning.  However, information surrounding clusters and the number of tests provides contextual information and do not directly tie into whether a county is meeting or not meeting the goal.

 

If a county is not meeting the goal indicators, does it go back to Phase 3, or other phases?

The Restore Illinois plan provides guidance that communities need to follow in order to keep people safe.  The county-level risk map compliments the Restore Illinois plan to help educate and inform individual choice within the Restore Illinois plan.  At this time, a county that does not meet the indicators will not automatically revert to a previous phase. The county-level risk indicators are a warning that a county could be headed the wrong direction and people should take additional steps to slow the spread of the virus.  For example – stay home instead of going out to dinner or hold off having friends over for the afternoon.  The county-level risk indicators do not loosen the guidance in the Restore Illinois plan, or make it more prescriptive.

 

Are there any additional requirements or enforcement based on whether a county is or is not meeting the target indicators?

The map is meant to help people make informed decisions about their actions.  If they see the county they live in is orange, it is a warning to them that the risk of COVID-19 is increasing.  The hope is that people will take this warning to heart and adjust their personal behavior, including their mitigation strategies, to help lower the risk.  

 

Best regards,

 

Danielle Walls, BS?

Community Health Educator

Ford County Public Health Department

235 N Taft St. Paxton, IL 60957

Phone: 217-379-9281

Fax: 217-379-2802

Website: www.fordcountyphd.org

Email: dwalls@fordcountyphd.org

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Iroquois County COVID 19 Update-155 confirmed cases

As of 06/25/2020 Iroquois County has 155 individuals with laboratory confirmed cases of COVID-19. At the time of this
press release the Iroquois County Public Health Department has received 2,352 test results for COVID-19. Of the 2,352
results, 2,197 have been negative and 155 have been positive. Here is the information that we can release about our recent
cases:
? Case 152: Female in her 20’s
? Case 153: Male under 10
? Case 154: Male in his 60’s
? Case 155: Female in her 20’s
Of the 155 individuals with laboratory confirmed cases, 125 have recovered and have been released from isolation,
3 are hospitalized, 22 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 http://www.ilga.gov/commission/jcar/admincode/077/07701005sections.html 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:
https://www.dph.illinois.gov/covid19/covid19-statistics
For information on long term care facilities with cases of COVID-19 among residents and staff please visit the IDPH map
at:
https://www.dph.illinois.gov/covid19/long-term-care-facility-outbreaks-covid-19
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
http://www.co.iroquois.il.us/covid-19-corona-virus/ 

 

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ONE SUSPECT ARRESTED FOR MULTIPLE WEAPONS VIOLATIONS

Kankakee, IL – The Kankakee Area Metropolitan Enforcement Group (KAMEG), arrested Nelson J. Brown, 26, of Kankakee, IL, for Unlawful Possession of a Weapon by a Felon and Unlawful Possession of a Stolen Firearm.

 

KAMEG initiated an investigation that culminated in the arrest of Brown for multiple weapons violations. On Monday, June 22, 2020, at approximately 5:12 p.m., KAMEG agents served a search warrant at Brown’s residence.  During the search warrant, agents seized a 9mm handgun. Brown is currently in custody at the Jerome Combs Detention Center pending a bond hearing.


KAMEG reminds the public to call KAMEG at (815) 933-1710 to report non-emergency information about drug dealing and gang problems. We recognize our partnership with the public is important for quality of life issues for our citizens and children.   

                                                           

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Iroquois County COVID 19 Update-151 confirmed cases

As of 06/24/2020 Iroquois County has 151 individuals with laboratory confirmed cases of COVID-19. At the time of this
press release the Iroquois County Public Health Department has received 2,280 test results for COVID-19. Of the 2,280
results, 2,129 have been negative and 151 have been positive. Here is the information that we can release about our recent
cases:
? Case 146: Male in his 40’s
? Case 147: Male in his 80’s
? Case 148: Female in her 50’s
? Case 149: Female in her 50’s
? Case 150: Female in her 50’s
? Case 151: Male in his 20’s
Of the 151 individuals with laboratory confirmed cases, 125 have recovered and have been released from isolation,
2 are hospitalized, 19 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 http://www.ilga.gov/commission/jcar/admincode/077/07701005sections.html 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:
https://www.dph.illinois.gov/covid19/covid19-statistics
For information on long term care facilities with cases of COVID-19 among residents and staff please visit the IDPH map
at:
https://www.dph.illinois.gov/covid19/long-term-care-facility-outbreaks-covid-19
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
http://www.co.iroquois.il.us/covid-19-corona-virus/ 

 

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Iroquois County COVID 19 Update-136 confirmed cases

As of 06/08/2020 Iroquois County has 136 individuals with laboratory confirmed cases of COVID-19. At the time of this
press release the Iroquois County Public Health Department has received 1,598 test results for COVID-19. Of the 1,598
results, 1,462 have been negative and 136 have been positive. Here is the information that we can release about our recent
cases:
? Case 135: Female in her 30’s
? Case 136: Female in her 80’s
Of the 136 individuals with laboratory confirmed cases, 103 have recovered and have been released from isolation,
2 are hospitalized, 26 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 http://www.ilga.gov/commission/jcar/admincode/077/07701005sections.html 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:
https://www.dph.illinois.gov/covid19/covid19-statistics
For information on long term care facilities with cases of COVID-19 among residents and staff please visit the IDPH map
at:
https://www.dph.illinois.gov/covid19/long-term-care-facility-outbreaks-covid-19
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
http://www.co.iroquois.il.us/covid-19-corona-virus/ 

 

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Watseka Courthouse Museum to reopen June 15th

he Old Courthouse Museum in Watseka will reopen on Monday, June 15.

 

 

The reopening is being planned by the museum’s staff, Iroquois County Historical Society and Iroquois County Genealogical Society. Hours for both the museum and ICGS will be 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday through Friday.

 

 

Restrictions will be in place to protect museum volunteers, employees and visitors. Face coverings will be required inside the museum and this will be strictly enforced. Hand sanitizer will be furnished and visitors will be encouraged to use it. No large groups will be allowed at this time. All visitors will be required to sign in. High-traffic surfaces will be wiped down and sanitized as needed.

 

 

The ICGS will require visitors to wear face coverings and follow social-distancing standards. Because the research rooms are small, researchers will be restricted to one per room.

 

 

For now, the Art Gallery is empty but the works of Greta Taylor are set to be displayed. The exhibit is expected to be on display until late September.

 

 

The museum offers three floors of displays depicting the history of Iroquois County townships and villages. The exhibits include a bedpan display set up at the entryway to the museum. In the basement you’ll find farming equipment, the old jail, a country store and post office, doctors’ room and veterinarian room. The second floor features an all-faith chapel, the old courtroom, a one-room school, military room, country kitchen and more. The first floor features a Victorian parlor, Native American room and several display cases featuring a variety of items.

 

 

For more information, call 815-432-2215.

 

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ISP Traffic Crash Alert

ISP TRAFFIC CRASH ALERT

WHAT:                      Single Vehicle vs Pedestrian Fatal Crash

WHERE:                   Illinois Route 16 at 2008 East Road, Shelby County

WHEN:                      June 4, 2020 05:13 a.m.

VEHICLE:                Unit 2- 1992 White Oldsmobile Passenger Car

DRIVER:                   Unit 2- Briar True, 25 year old male from Neoga, Illinois

PEDESTRIAN:         84 year old male from Illinois - (deceased)                          

PRELIMINARY:      A preliminary investigation indicates the following occurred: Unit 2 was traveling westbound on Illinois Route 16 near 2008 East Road in Shelby County.  A pedestrian entered the roadway while retrieving his mail and was struck by Unit 2.  The pedestrian was pronounced deceased on the scene. The driver of Unit 2 was un-injured. The name of the deceased will be released by the Shelby County Coroner once next of kin notification has been completed.  The crash is still under investigation and no other information is available at this time.

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DEATH INVESTIGATION- Newton County Sheriff's Office

DEATH INVESTIGATION- Newton County Sheriff’s Office

On the afternoon of Wednesday, June 3, 2020 a Newton County Highway employee was mowing roadsides on CR 600 E, south of SR10, Lincoln Township.

The employee noticed a body in the ditch and called the Newton County Sheriff’s Office.

The Newton County Sheriff’s Office is investigating the death of an unidentified female.  Due to the early stages of the investigation, no further information will be released at this time.

NCSO was assisted by the Jasper County Sheriff’s Office, Newton County EMS, Lincoln Twp. Fire, Newton County Coroner, Indiana State Police and the Newton County Prosecutor’s Office.

Anyone with information should contact Detective Rowe at the Newton County Sheriff’s Office 219-474-6081 ext 3107 or you may call our TIP LINE 219-234-7014.

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Contact:

Captain S. Cothran, Chief Deputy, PIO

scothran@newtoncounty.in.gov

219-474-6081ext 3102

 

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Iroquois County Fair has been Cancelled

The 2020 Iroquois County Fair has been canceled due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

The fair was set for July 15-20 at the fairgrounds near Crescent City.

"After many painstaking hours weighing the pros and cons, the Fair Board has decided that for your safety, we have found it necessary to cancel the 2020 Iroquois County Fair," the fair board said in a news release.

”Your safety lies heavily on our minds, and is the first and utmost reason we have reached this decision," the release said.

"Please know that we are already working on the 2021 Iroquois County Fair. We will be striving to make our 60th anniversary fair one that everyone will enjoy."

Next year's fair is schedued for July 20-25.

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Ford County Public Health Department (FCPHD) is announcing no new confirmed cases

Ford County Public Health Department (FCPHD) is announcing no new confirmed cases today. Ford County has a total of 21
confirmed cases. There has been one COVID-19 related death. Three of the confirmed cases are associated with congregate living
facilities. These numbers are accurate as of the release time. Public health officials continue to investigate and contact all individuals
who may have had exposure to individuals that tested positive for COVID-19. Federal privacy restrictions prohibit the release of any
further information.
• For zip code level information on confirmed positive COVID-19 cases, please visit IDPH Virtual map at:
https://www.dph.illinois.gov/covid19/covid19-statistics. Please note, data will not be shown unless a zip code has six or more
confirmed cases. This is consistent with Collection, Disclosure, and Confidentiality of Health Statistics (77 Ill. Adm. Code 1005).
Zip code area 60957 is now being reported.
• For information on long term care facilities with cases of COVID-19 among residents and staff, please visit:
https://www.dph.illinois.gov/covid19/long-term-care-facility-outbreaks-covid-19. Information provided at this link is provisional,
subject to change, and updated weekly. Facilities report data to their local health departments, which in-turn report to IDPH, so
lag time and discrepancies are to be expected.
COVID-19 - Monitor Your Health
As businesses reopen, it is important every person take steps to help keep employees and customers safe. Simple steps every person
can take is to be alert for COVID-19 symptoms and stay home if sick. Individuals sick with COVID-19 or who think they might have
COVID-19, should stay home, except to get medical care.
As a reminder, commonly reported COVID-19 symptoms include:
• Fever • Abdominal discomfort
• Cough • Vomiting
• Sore throat • Diarrhea
• Headache • Repeated shaking with chills
• Muscle aches • New loss of taste or smell
• Shortness of breath/difficulty breathing
According to the Centers for Disease Control (CDC), symptoms may appear 2-14 days after exposure to the virus. People with these
symptoms or combinations of symptoms should contact their health care provider. Before seeking medical treatment, it is important
individuals state they have or think they have COVID-19. People should seek medical attention immediately if they have trouble
breathing, persistent pain or pressure in the chest, new confusion, inability to arouse, or bluish lips or face.
Visit FCPHD’s website (www.fordcountyphd.org) and follow FCPHD on Facebook page for additional COVID-19 resources and
updates. For general questions about COVID-19, call the Illinois Coronavirus Disease (COVID-19) Hotline at 1(800) 889-3931 or send
an email to: DPH.SICK@ILLINOIS.GOV anytime, 24 hours a day, seven days a week.

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974 new COVID cases in Illinois, 23 deaths

SPRINGFIELD The Illinois Department of Public Health (IDPH) today announced 974 new cases of coronavirus disease (COVID-19) in Illinois, including 23 additional deaths.

  Cook County: I male 40s, I female 50s, I female 60s, 4 males 60s, I female 70s, 2 males

70s, 3 females 80s, 2 males 80s, 2 females 90s

  DuPage County: I male 80s, 1 female 100+

  Kankakee County: 3 males 80s

  Lake County: I male 70s

Currently, IDPH is reporting a total of 121,234 cases, including 5,412 deaths, in 101 counties in

Illinois. The age of cases ranges from younger than one to older than 100 years. Within the past 24 hours, laboratories have reported 20,014 specimens for a total of 918,273. The preliminary seven-day statewide positivity for cases as a percent of total test from May 25—May 31 is 6%.

*All data are provisional and will change. In order to rapidly report COVID-19 information to the public, data are being reported in real-time. Information is constantly being entered into an electronic system and the number of cases and deaths can change as additional information is gathered. Information for a death previously reported has changed, therefore, today's numbers have been adjusted. For health questions about COVID-19, call the hotline at 1-800-889-3931 or email dph.sick@illinois.gov.

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Iroquois County COVID 19 Update-132 confirmed cases

As of 06/01/2020 Iroquois County has 132 individuals with laboratory confirmed cases of COVID-19. The Iroquois
County Public Health Department has not received any additional positive test results for COVID-19 today. Of the 1,284
test results for COVID-19 received, 1152 have been negative and 132 have been positive.
Of the 132 individuals with laboratory confirmed cases, 95 have recovered and have been released from isolation, 3
are hospitalized, 30 remain isolated at home and 4 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. The 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 http://www.ilga.gov/commission/jcar/admincode/077/07701005sections.html 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:
https://www.dph.illinois.gov/covid19/covid19-statistics
For information on long term care facilities with cases of COVID-19 among residents and staff please visit the IDPH map
at:
https://www.dph.illinois.gov/covid19/long-term-care-facility-outbreaks-covid-19
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
http://www.co.iroquois.il.us/covid-19-corona-virus/ 

 

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