Lee County Dec. 27 COVID update


LEE COUNTY — The Lee County Health Department announces 136 new positive cases between Dec. 21-27, and the death of two Lee County residents, a male in his 70’s and a male in his 40’s.  

Here are the ages that were reported: 18 under the age of 12, 5 in his or her teens, 22 in his or her 20s, 25 in his or her 30s, 25 in his or her 40s, 17 in his or her 50s, 14 in his or her 60s, 6 in his or her 70s, 2 on his or her 80s, and 2 in his or her 90s. A total of 14 residents are hospitalized. The county also reported that the number of cases in unvaccinated individuals is 113 of the 136 cases.

The Lee County Health Department’s website has a COVID-19 section, including information for people who have tested positive. See www.LCHD.com/Covid19 for more.

Vaccine

As of Jan. 3, according to IDPH 46,195 doses of COVID-19 vaccine have been administered in Lee County, and a total of 18,974 people in Lee County are fully vaccinated, which is 55.44 percent of the population. A total of 20,710  have received at least one dose of the vaccine. A total of 8,684 people have received the vaccine booster shot.

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

Guidelines

The Lee County Health Department is following the Illinois Department of Public Health’s recent adoption of CDC’s guidance to shorten isolation and quarantine periods for COVID-19 for the general public starting on Dec. 30, 2021. 

IDPH has instructed the health department to have schools continue with the guidance they’ve been using until interim guidance specific to schools is provided.

Prevention continues to be the most effective tool: get vaccinated, get boosted, avoid large gatherings and wear a mask in public indoor settings in areas of substantial and high community transmission.

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