Effingham County Records 12th Positive COVID-19 Case


Published on June 29 2020 7:14 pm
Last Updated on June 29 2020 10:08 pm
Written by Greg Sapp

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Effingham County Health Department received notice Monday of a 12th positive case of Coronavirus Disease. A male in his 20s has had no known contact with a COVID case, and is doing well at home on isolation.

As Illinois enters Phase 4 and folks begin to move about the community, it is important to minimize risk of contracting COVID-19 by wearing a face covering, washing your hands frequently, maintaining a distance of at least six feet, and disinfecting frequently touched surfaces.

Testing is available in the Effingham community for individuals exhibiting symptoms of COVID-19 and for individuals who may not have symptoms, but feel they may be at increased risk for contracting COVID disease. Remember, persons may not always exhibit symptoms, and disease spread can be reduced by having early diagnosis and practicing isolation. For information on how to obtain testing, contact the Effingham County Health Department at 217-342-9237 or your healthcare provider.

The public is asked to follow and share trusted sources of information on COVID-19. Those include the CDC, IDPH and ECHD websites.