Schuyler Co. confirms second coronavirus case

SCHUYLER CO., Ill. (NEWS3) — Nearly a month after Schuyler County reported its first coronavirus case, a second one is now added to the list.

This comes after Schuyler County Health Department (SCHD) announced Tuesday a man in his 40s tested positive for COVID-19.

The health department’s staff said they’re working to identify and monitor anyone who was
in contact with the resident to reduce any additional exposure.

The county’s first case was reported April 8 after a woman in her 30s was confirmed with the virus. Health officials said the resident has since recovered.

Officials urge residents to call their primary healthcare provider or the Sarah D. Culbertson Memorial Hospital’s COVID-19 nurse hotline at 217-322-5218 if they have any coronavirus-related symptoms. The hotline is available Monday through Friday from 8 a.m. until 5 p.m.

Below are current COVID-19 test results in surrounding counties around the NEWS3 viewing area:

  • McDonough County: 39 positive (3 recovered), 2 deaths, 350 negative, 57 pending
  • Schuyler County: 2 positive (1 recovered), 71 negative, 0 pending
  • Hancock County: 10 positive, 140 negative, 14 pending
  • Warren County: 71 positive, 174 negative and unknown pending
  • Fulton County: 3 positive (1 recovered), 180 negative, unknown pending
  • Knox County: 57 positive, 290 negative, 120 pending
  • Adams County: 40 positive (27 recovered), 1 death, 1,411 negative, 111 pending

COVID-19 testing is available by appointment in Beardstown at the Cass County Health Clinic. Call 217-323-2242 for more information. The clinic is open from 8:30 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. and 1:00 p.m. to 5:30 p.m. Monday – Friday.

The health department encourages residents to continue to be safe by wearing cloth face covers and practicing physical distancing in public.