Lee County COVID-19 Update: May 3, 2021


LEE COUNTY — The Lee County Health Department reported the death of a Lee County resident – a male resident in his 60s. This brings the number of deaths in Lee County to 70.

Between April 27-May 3, the Lee County Health Department has reported a total of 57 new cases have been reported, including one from the Dixon Correctional Center

. Here are the ages that were reported: 4 under the age of 12, 8 in his or her teens, 10 in his or her 20s, 7 in his or her 30s, 9 in his or her 40s, 7 in his or her 50s, 6 in his or her 60s, 3 in his or her 70s, 2 in his or her 80s, and 1 on his or her 90s. 

This brings the total number of cases to 3,843 as of May 3. They also reported as of May 3, there are 5/under 5 residents being hospitalized and 70 residents have died.

The Lee County Health Department’s website has a COVID-19 section, including information for people who have tested positive. This provides guidance as you wait to hear from one of the health department’s contact tracers. There is sometimes a delay between residents receiving their positive results and the report getting to the health department; additionally, they are experiencing a surge in cases and likely have a good number of people already on their list to be contacted in the order received. See www.LCHD.com/Covid19 for more.

Vaccine

As of May 3, according to Illinois Department  of Public Health 21,869  does of COVID-19 vaccine have been administered in Lee County, and a total of 10,265 people in Lee County have received both does of the vaccine, or 29.99 percent of the population.

To get scheduled for the vaccine, go to www.LCHD.com and click on the COVID-19 vaccination to self-schedule.

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