Stark County Has First Positive Test for COVID-19

A male in his 50s has the first confirmed case of COVID-19 in Stark County. That announcement from the Henry and Stark County Health Department over the weekend. Federal privacy restrictions prevent the Health Department from releasing any further information on the patient. The message remains the same: “The Henry and Stark County Health Department is following all the of guidelines set forth by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and the Illinois Department of Public Health (IDPH) and taking all the necessary precautions with this case. Our staff is working to identify, investigate, and actively monitor individuals who were in close contact with the patient,” said Duane Stevens, Public Health Administrator of Henry and Stark County Health Department. “We understand this development causes heightened concern; however, the health and safety of our residents is our highest priority.”

Members of the Henry and Stark County Health Department will join WKEI at 8:10 Am this morning for our COVID-19 Daily Briefing.

According to current numbers from the Henry and Stark County Health Department there are now 9 confirmed cases of COVID-19 in Henry County and 1 Stark County. Statewide, Illinois has conducted nearly 59,000 tests with 11,256 confirmed cases of COVID-19 and 274 people who have died from COVID-19.

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