COVID-19: first resident of Coles County positive | Local


The state health department’s notification on Monday may have been too early for the case to be included in the state’s daily announcement, she also said. State officials said some 12,262 people were HIV positive.

She said the department is now trying to locate people with whom the infected person may have been in contact. Those identified will receive information on what they should do, she added.

Peterson said those tested by the SBLHC were not hospitalized.

She said the last four test results were from people who live in the SBLHC service area, which includes Coles, Clark, Cumberland, Edgar, Douglas, Moultrie, Shelby, Effingham, Jasper and Fayette.

SBLHC tested 200 people on Monday with negative results for the virus, added Peterson.

A 67-year-old woman is the first confirmed case of COVID-19 in Shelby County, health officials said on Monday.

The Shelby County Health Department said the woman was currently isolated in a Sangamon County second home.

“Health department officials are trying to identify any close contact with this person,” the county emergency management agency said in a statement. “However, they believe the risk of public exposure is low. “


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