Four new cases of COVID-19 in Livingston County

Studstill Media

PONTIAC – Four more residents of Livingston County have tested positive for coronavirus disease.  The Livingston County Health Department said Thursday that a male in his 50s, female in her 30s, female in her 70s, and a male in his 30s, who was asymptomatic at the time of testing, all tested positive.   The four are recovering in isolation.

LCHD officials continue to work closely with the Illinois Department of Public Health (IDPH), and have investigated and notified any individuals who may have had exposure to these individuals who tested positive for COVID-19.

Since the pandemic began, 4,197 tests have been confirmed negative, 68 of the previously reported confirmed cases have been removed from isolation, fifteen cases remain active, and two have resulted in death due to complications related to COVID-19. Of those individuals who have tested positive, seventeen were asymptomatic at the time of testing.

People can track confirmed COVID-19 cases in Illinois by county and zip code by visiting IDPH’s COVID-19 statistics site: https://www.dph.illinois.gov/covid19/covid19-statistics, and may also track confirmed cases nationwide by using CDC’s COVID-19 tracker tool: https://www.cdc.gov/covid-data- tracker/#cases. For COVID-19 testing, individuals may visit the Bloomington drive-thru COVID-19 testing site located at the McLean County Fairgrounds, 1106 Interstate Dr., Bloomington, daily from 9am-5pm. At this site there is no direct charge to individuals regardless of their insurance status. For those Livingston County residents who test positive for COVID-19, the LCHD will reach out to them individually and all of their close contacts (anyone the confirmed case has been within 6 feet of for at least 10-15 minutes in the 48 prior to either experiencing symptoms or receiving testing) within 24 hours of receiving notification.