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The Warren County Health Department is announcing 0 additional confirmed cases of coronavirus disease (COVID-19), bringing the total cases to 116. Most cases have experienced mild symptoms. 84 individuals havehad their symptoms resolve. Due to federal privacy restrictions, release of any additional information is prohibited. To date there have been 523 negative tests.
The Warren County Health Department is following all the guidelines set forth by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and the Illinois Department of Public Health (IDPH) and taking all the necessaryprecautions with all cases. Health department staff are working to identify, investigate, and actively monitor individuals who were in close contact with the confirmed cases. The health department will continue to releasenumbers of confirmed cases for Warren County residents.
COVID19 is spreading in the community and residents should be taking necessary precautions to prevent the spread of illness. Everyone has a role to play in staying healthy. Individuals have the potential to be contagiousfor up to 48 hours prior to showing any signs of symptoms. You are encouraged to self-monitor daily for any of the following symptoms: fever, sore throat, cough, shortness of breath, difficulty breathing, chest tightness, loss of taste/smell, extreme fatigue, headaches, and muscle aches. If you are experiencing any of these symptoms you should stay home.
Follow social distancing recommendations:• Stay home when you are sick• Avoid mass gathering and large crowds (avoid social gatherings of more than 10 people)• Limit the amount of time spent in the community (all non-essential activities need to be avoided)• If you must pick up prescriptions or groceries, use caution and keep a 6 ft. distance from others• Wear a cloth mask when out in public• Work from home as much as possible
Where can I get the most reliable and up to date information?• The Illinois department of public health http://www.dph.illinois.gov• The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention http://www.cdc.gov• The Warren County Health Department http://www.warrencohealth.com
***Report Courtesy of the Warren County Health Department***