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The Shelby County Health Department announced Monday that two additional residents of Shelby County have tested positive for coronavirus disease (COVID-19). A 55-year-old female and 60-year-old male, a married couple, had recently returned home from a trip outside of Illinois. They requested to be tested at Sarah Bush Lincoln Health Center in Mattoon due to their travel history and were ordered to isolate.

Federal privacy restrictions prohibit the release of any additional information.

The Illinois Department of Public Health (IDPH) on Monday announced 738 new confirmed cases of coronavirus disease (COVID-19) in Illinois, including 14 additional confirmed deaths.

- Cook County: 1 female 30s, 2 males 40s, 1 female 60s, 1 male 60s, 1 male 70s, 2 females 80s, 2 males 80s, 1 unknown 80s, 1 female 90s

- DuPage County: 1 female 80s

- Perry County: 1 male 50s

Currently, IDPH is reporting a total of 142,461 cases, including 14 deaths, in 101 counties in Illinois. The age of cases ranges from younger than one to older than 100 years. Within the past 24 hours, laboratories have reported 26,918 specimens for a total of 1,571,896. The preliminary seven-day statewide positivity for cases as a percent of total test from June 22 –June 28 is 2.7%.

For Sunday, June 28, 2020:

• 646 new cases for a total of 141,723 cases

• 15 additional deaths for a total of 6,888 deaths

• 23,789 new test results for a total of 1,544,978 tests

- Cook County: 2 males 60s, 1 female 70s, 1 male 70s, 1 female 80s, 1 female 90s

- DuPage County: 1 male 70s

- Kane County: 1 male 50s

- Kankakee County: 1 male 80s

- Lake County: 1 female 90s

- Peoria County: 1 female 70s

- Will County: 1 female 60s, 1 male 70s, 1 male 90s

- Winnebago County: 1 female 90s

For Saturday, June 27, 2020:

• 786 new cases for a total of 141,077 cases

• 26 additional deaths for a total of 6,873 deaths

• 30,237 new test results for a total of 1,521,189 tests

- Cook County: 1 male 40s, 1 female 50s, 1 male 50s, 2 females 60s, 1 male 60s, 2 females 70s, 1 male 70s, 1 female 90s

- DuPage County: 1 male 60s, 1 male 70s, 1 female 80s

- Kane County: 2 males 60s, 1 male 80s

- Kankakee County: 2 males 70s

- Lake County: 1 female 50s, 1 female 80s

- McHenry County: 1 male 90s

- Peoria County: 1 female 80s

- St. Clair County: 1 female 60s, 1 male 70s

- Union County: 1 female 70s

- Winnebago County: 1 male 80s

About COVID-19

COVID-19 is spread from person-to-person by respiratory droplets, which occurs when someone who is sick coughs or sneezes.

Symptoms for COVID-19 usually appear two to 14 days after initial exposure to the disease:

• Fever

• Cough

• Shortness of breath

COVID-19 Prevention

The best ways to prevent transmission of coronavirus:

• Practice social distancing, stay at home as much as possible

• Wash your hands for at least 20 seconds with soap and water

• Avoid touching your face with unwashed hands.

What to do if you are sick and suspect exposure or infection of COVID-19

COVID-19 testing supplies are limited, and screenings are being performed in consultation with the Illinois Department of Public Health and the CDC. Only high-risk patients that meet strict criteria are being tested at this time.

• Call ahead before visiting your primary care physician (family doctor) to let them know you may have or have COVID-19.

• Monitor your symptoms. Seek prompt medical attention if your illness is worsening (e.g., difficulty breathing).

• If you have a medical emergency call 9-1-1, notify the dispatch personnel that you have, or are being evaluated, for COVID-19.

• Stay home except to receive medical care.

• Separate yourself from other people and animals in your home.

• Clean all “high-touch” surfaces every day. This includes counters, tabletops, doorknobs, bathroom fixtures, phones, keyboards, tablets, remote controls and bedside tables.

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