The McDonough County Health Department (MCHD) announced Saturday (May 2) nine additional McDonough County residents have tested positive for COVID-19, bringing the total number of positive cases to 27. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) protocols have been implemented. Public health officials 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. Due to Federal privacy restrictions, the release of any additional information on these cases is prohibited.
The new cases include the following:
Four females in their 20s
One male in his 20s
One female in her 60s
One female in her 80s
Two females in their 90s
According to the health department, the recovered case count in McDonough County stands at 3 of 27 positive COVID-19 cases. Recovered is defined by CDC as a 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.