Henry County is now up to 85 confirmed cases of COVID-19. The number was 83 on Friday morning but by the afternoon, 2 more cases were confirmed. Stark County remains at 3 confirmed cases. The Henry County Health Department has announced multiple confirmed cases of COVID-19 in Henry County. Public health officials are working actively to identify and investigate all individuals who were in contact with the cases. Federal privacy restrictions prohibit the release of further information regarding the investigations.
Statewide, COVID-19 totals stand at 141,723 confirmed cases of COVID-19. 6,888 people in Illinois have died from COVID-19. The current recovery rate for COVID-19 according to the numbers from the Illinois Department of Public Health is 94% but remember, the best way to survive COVID-19 is to not get it in the first place. The state of Illinois reminds everyone to wear a mask in public, adhere to social distancing, keep up with hand washing and the use of hand sanitizer. Try not to touch your face and be sure to cover your cough. Finally, if you are not feeling well, check with your doctor and make sure to shelter at home until your symptoms resolve.