McDonough Co. reports fourth confirmed case of COVID-19

MCDONOUGH CO., Ill. (NEWS3) — McDonough County Health Department is reporting a fourth positive case of coronavirus.

Officials said the resident is a man in his 30s who is recovering at home.

“Public health officials are working to identify and actively monitor individuals who were in contact with the resident in an effort to reduce the risk of additional transmission,” health department staff said.

This announcement comes more than a week after the county reported its third confirmed COVID-19 case of a woman in her 60s and a second case of a woman in her 20s. The county’s first case was reported April 10 of a man in his 40s.

As of Monday, McDonough County has 69 negative cases and 12 pending coronavirus tests. The Illinois Department of Public Health reported Tuesday a total of 33,059 cases, including 1,468 deaths, in 96 counties. The state saw an increase of 1,551 new cases of coronavirus and 119 more deaths Tuesday.

MDH has launched a drive-thru screening station. For service at the station, patients should be at least 18 years or older and must pre-register. Officials said patients must call the MDH nurse triage hotline or their primary care provider before showing up. The phone number to the nurse hotline is 309-836-1715. All testing requires a referral by a physician or nurse practitioner. The hospital asks for no more than two people per vehicle. The station is open from 8 a.m. until 6 p.m. seven days a week.