MCHD Reports Two More COVID-19 Cases and Outbreak at Mosaic

The McDonough County Health Department reported two additional cases of COVID-19 Wednesday afternoon, raising the county’s total to 14 people with confirmed cases.

In addition, MCHD reported an outbreak of COVID-19 at the Mosiac residential facility. The Illinois Department of Public Health defines an “outbreak” at a residential care facility as at least one confirmed case with a number of others showing the symptoms of a disease. On Tuesday, the department reported an outbreak at The Lamoine Assisted Living Facility in Macomb.

The new cases include the following:
• One female in her 20s
• One male in his 20s

According to the WIU COVID-19 Tracking website, there have been 215 people tested for COVID-19 in the county, with 14 positive results, 162 negative and 35 pending.

According to the health department, three of the 14 reported COVID-19 patients have fully recovered. Recovery is defined by CDC as the 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.

Symptoms reported among patients have included mild to severe respiratory illness with fever, cough, and difficulty breathing, chills, repeated shaking with chills, muscle pain, headache, sore throat, and new loss of sense of taste and/or smell. 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 operates from 7 a.m.-7 p.m. 7 days a week.

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