McDonough Co. reports three new cases

MCDONOUGH CO., Ill. (NEWS3) — McDonough County is reporting three new coronavirus cases.

McDonough County Health Department said the new cases includes:

  • 1 females in their 30s
  • 1 male in his 80s
  • 1 female in her 90s

The county is currently reporting 46 cases, four of which have recovered.

This comes one day after the county reported four new cases. Health officials reported its second death related to coronavirus along with three new cases Tuesday, which included one woman in her 20s, one man in his 20s and a man in his 70s. Western Illinois University also announced Tuesday a student living on campus was confirmed with the virus and has since been relocated.

Authorities have reported four outbreaks at residential facilities within the county so far.

County health staff said protocols from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention have been implemented and they are working to identify and actively monitor individuals who were in contact with the residents in an effort to reduce the risk of additional transmission.

“Recovered is defined by CDC as resolution of fever without fever-reducing medications for 3
days (72 hours), improvement of respiratory symptoms, and at least 7 days have passed since symptoms first appeared,” officials said.

Anyone experiencing unmanageable symptoms of coronavirus should call your primary healthcare provider or McDonough District Hospital’s nurse telephone hotline at 309-836-1715. The hotline operates from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. seven days a week.

For the latest information on COVID-19 and how to protect yourself, you can go to the CDC’s website at cdc.gov or the IDPH’s website at dph.illinois.gov.