Lee County Unified Executive Leadership Team COVID-19 Update: April 28, 2020
IDPH Reports 2,219 New Cases in Illinois for a total of 48,102 in 96 Illinois Counties.
The State Death Toll has Risen to 2,125
There are 3 more positive tests in Lee County today for a total of 24.
Lee County has 3 more positive cases of COVID-19 for a total of 24. One of the new cases is a person in their 60’s, one is in their 20’s and one is in their late teens. 9 of the 24 individuals have recovered and been lifted off isolation. There were 2,219 new cases at the state level for a total of 48,102 across 96 counties statewide. The death toll has risen to 2,125.
The Unified Executive Leadership Team is working with State Representative Tom Demmer for clarification on the extension and revisions to Governor Pritzker’s “stay at home” order. The new provisions begin May 1st. Representative Demmer has told the team he expects a new FAQ sheet from the governor’s office very soon.
Good deeds continue as Petunia Fest provided treats and Shamrock provided lunch to health department employees. Dr. Saad Blaney provided lunch last Friday. Health Department employees are overwhelmed by the kindness our community has shown.
The Lee County Council on Aging is delivering meals to seniors 65 and older 5 days per week at no charge. The meals are provided by KSB. If interested, call the Lee County Council on Aging at 815-288-9236.
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.
- For businesses: https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/community/guidance-business-response.html
- Facebook: Lee County IL Health Department
For general questions about COVID-19, call the IDPH hotline at 1-800-889-3931 or 211.