PONTIAC – One more resident of Livingston County has tested positive for COVID- 19. The individual infected is a woman in her 40s who is recovering in isolation. LCHD officials continue to work closely with the Illinois Department of Public Health and have investigated and notified any individuals who may have had exposure to this individual who tested positive for COVID-19. As of July 15, 2020, the LCHD has received 3,462 COVID-19 test results. Of that, 59 COVID- 19 tests have been confirmed positive, 3,403 tests confirmed negative, 53 of the previously reported confirmed cases have been removed from isolation, four cases remain active, and, sadly, two cases have resulted in death due to complications related to COVID-19. Of those individuals who have tested positive, thirteen were asymptomatic at the time of testing. For details on the previously reported cases and up-to-date information for Livingston County, IL, community members can visit the LCHD’s website: www.lchd.us.
Individuals who travel to hot spots in the country, those areas where higher rates of confirmed COVID-19 cases are reported, are strongly encouraged to get tested for COVID-19 5-7 days after returning from their trip or sooner if experiencing symptoms. People can track confirmed COVID-19 cases in Illinois by county and zip code by visiting IDPH’s COVID-19 statistics site: https://www.dph.illinois.gov/covid19/covid19-statistics, and may also track confirmed cases nationwide by using CDC’s COVID-19 tracker tool: https://www.cdc.gov/covid-data- tracker/#cases. For COVID-19 testing, individuals may visit the Bloomington drive-thru COVID-19 testing site located at the McLean County Fairgrounds, 1106 Interstate Dr., Bloomington, daily from 9am-5pm. At this site there is no direct charge to individuals regardless of their insurance status. For those Livingston County residents who test positive for COVID-19, the LCHD will reach out to them individually and all of their close contacts (anyone the confirmed case has been within 6 feet of for at least 10-15 minutes in the 48 prior to either experiencing symptoms or receiving testing) within 24 hours of receiving notification.