Dixon Government News 04-16-2020 Unified Leadership COVID-19 Press Release

04-16-2020 Unified Leadership COVID-19 Press Release

Lee County Unified Executive Leadership Team COVID-19 Update: April 15, 2020

IDPH Reports 1,140 New Cases in Illinois for a total of 25,733 in 90 Illinois Counties

The State Death Toll has Risen to 1,072

The total number of positives for Lee County remained at 16.

Two of the sixteen COVID-19 positives in Lee County have fully recovered and been lifted from isolation.  There were no new positive test results in Lee County. 

Today, the State of Illinois announced 1,140 new cases bringing the total to 25,733 across 90 of the 102 counties.  The death toll surpassed 1,000 and is now at 1,072.     

What to do if you think you have COVID-19: (UPDATED INFORMATION)

During the current Corona Virus outbreak, individuals with symptoms SHOULD NOT GO to health care facilities such as hospitals, clinics, and urgent care centers without CALLING FIRST.  Instead, they can seek care by using one of the following options:

  • Use the “KSB Care Anywhere” virtual care app (https://ksbhospital.zipnosis.com/) for a free 5 question screening in order to help differentiate your symptoms between the virus and other seasonal maladies. While a credit card is required for a more involved assessment, no charges will be applied if a COVID-19 testing referral is made.
  • KSB is offering a Coronavirus HOTLINE, by which symptoms can be evaluated against federal screening guidelines, and if appropriate, a referral is made to their Drive-Thru Screening site. The screening site is available ONLY through the hotline and between 9:00 am and 5:00 pm on weekdays by calling 815-285-7777.
  • Residents with a Primary Care Practitioner can also CALL their office for advice. Again, CALL FIRST before going to the office.
Residents can go to the following websites for additional information:
Go to KSB, IDPH, or CDC websites.  Lee County Health Department provides regular updates on its Facebook page.

For general questions about COVID-19, call the IDPH hotline at 1-800-889-3931 or 211.

Lee County Health Department
KSB Hospital
City of Dixon
Lee County Emergency Management
Lee County Sheriff