The McDonough County Health Department released the latest COVID-19 recovery numbers on Tuesday. According to the Health Department, 84 of 101 confirmed cases of COVID-19 are now considered to have symptoms resolved, the closest designation to full recovery from the virus. Recovered is defined by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) as resolution of fever without fever-reducing medications for 3 days (72 hours), improvement of respiratory symptoms, and at least 10 days have passed since symptoms first appeared.
An updated list of symptoms reported among patients with COVID-19 includes mild to severe respiratory illness with fever or chills, cough, shortness of breath or difficulty breathing, fatigue, muscle or body aches, headache, new loss of sense of taste and/or smell, sore throat, congestion or runny nose, nausea or vomiting, and diarrhea. Please remain vigilant about keeping germs from spreading by covering coughs and sneezes, washing hands with soap and warm water, and staying home when sick. If experiencing unmanageable symptoms of fever, cough, or shortness of breath, call your primary healthcare provider or McDonough District Hospital’s nurse telephone hotline at (309) 836-1715. The hotline’s current hours of operation are from 7 a.m.- 5 p.m. Monday-Friday, and 7 a.m.- 3 p.m. Saturday-Sunday.
Statewide COVID-19 numbers as of Tuesday afternoon, 724 newly confirmed cases of COVID-19. An additional 23 people have died from COVID-19. Overall, the total number of confirmed COVID-19 cases in Illinois is up to 143,185. Of that number, 6,923 people have died from COVID-19. The COVID-19 recovery rate is 94% while the seven day rate of infection, for the time period of June 23rd to June 29th was 2.6%. Indicating that of the tests taken during that seven day period, 2.6% came back positive for COVID-19. The lower the seven day rate of infection is, the better off the state is in the fight against COVID-19.