MCHD Urges Diligence On Isolation As 4 More Cases Reported | WGLT

MCHD Urges Diligence On Isolation As 4 More Cases Reported

Aug 2, 2020

Four more coronavirus cases were reported Sunday in McLean County, as the testing positivity rate dipped slightly, public health officials said.

There are now 109 active cases in McLean County, including four people hospitalized and 105 others isolating at home, according to the McLean County Health Department.

Meanwhile, the county's testing positivity rate dipped slightly to 1.9% on Sunday. That's still below the statewide (4%) and national (8%) 7-day rolling averages.

The health department encouraged anyone who is isolating to be cautious, in part to prevent others in your household from getting sick.

"If you are in isolation you should stay home from work and school and stay away from other public places," the department said Sunday. "As much as possible, stay in a specific room and away from other people in your home to prevent infecting others in your household. Also, you should use a separate bathroom, if available. Get rest and stay hydrated. Cover your cough and sneezes. Avoid sharing personal items with other people in your household, like dishes, towels, and bedding. Clean all surfaces that are touched often, like counters, tabletops, and doorknobs. Use household cleaning sprays or wipes according to the label instructions."

If you have been identified as a contact to a positive case you will be asked to quarantine and should remain home from work, school, and other public places for the full 14 days even if you test negative for COVID-19, the health department said.

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