Second Death and Two Additional Laboratory Confirmed COVID-19 Cases in Whiteside County
Whiteside County is saddened to report a second death related to COVID-19. The individual was in their 90s and additional information about the case will not be released at this time.
Additionally, the Whiteside County Health Department has been made aware of two additional laboratory confirmed positive cases of COVID-19. The cases are in their 20s and 40s. The Whiteside County Health Department is working with the individuals and their healthcare providers to identify, quarantine and monitor contacts at risk of illness.
Whiteside County’s current numbers are 29 laboratory confirmed cases. Of laboratory confirmed cases, 10 have recovered and 2 have died. Remaining cases are receiving care at a medical facility or at home. WCHD reminds residents, social distancing is the community’s greatest weapon against the spread of COVID-19. Even if you do not have symptoms, you could be a carrier for COVID-19 and infect vulnerable individuals who could experience serious health complications or death. For Whiteside County to continue to keep cases low, we need to continue our efforts to social distance, working together to stay physically apart and emotionally connected.
This means we should not be getting together with anyone outside of our immediate household unless we are helping to provide medical or other necessary care. Unfortunately, that includes forgoing in-person gatherings with friends and family, in-person religious gatherings, and community events. We must all work together to give our medical systems and supply chains enough time to recover and increase capacity to manage surges we expect once the Stay at Home orders are lifted.
For general questions about COVID-19 call IDPH’s COVID-19 hotline at 1-800-889-3931.
Additional information is also available on the Illinois Coronavirus and CDC COVID-19 websites.