COVID-19 contributes to the death of 3 in McDonough County – WGEM

MACOMB (WGEM) — The McDonough County Health Department (MCHD) has reported the deaths of three additional McDonough County residents who tested positive for coronavirus disease (COVID-19) earlier this month.

MCHD officials stated Tuesday that a death certificate that lists COVID-19 disease or SARS-CoV-2 as a cause of death, or a significant condition contributing to death, is counted as a COVID-19 death in accordance with the Illinois Department of Public Health’s Vital Records Criteria. The new deaths include the following:

  • 1 female in her 60s
  • 1 male in his 80s
  • 1 female in her 90s

MCHD officials also reported on Tuesday that one additional McDonough County resident has tested positive for COVID-19. Bringing the total number of positive cases to 84.

The resident is a male in his 20s. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) protocols have been implemented. Public health officials are working to identify and actively monitor individuals who were in contact with the resident in an effort to reduce the risk of additional transmission. Due to Federal privacy restrictions, the release of any additional information on this case is prohibited.

The McDonough County recovered case count stands at 40 of 84 positive COVID-19 cases. Recovered is defined by CDC as resolution of fever without fever-reducing medications for 3 days (72 hours), improvement of respiratory symptoms, and at least 10 days have passed since symptoms first appeared.

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