Lee County Health Department sees large increase of positive cases


LEE COUNTY — The Lee County Health Department announces 704 new positive cases between Jan 4-10, 2022.  

Here are the ages that were reported: 66 under the age of 12, 81 in his or her teens, 119 in his or her 20s, 169 in his or her 30s, 104 in his or her 40s, 83 in his or her 50s, 40 in his or her 60s, 27 in his or her 70s, 9 on his or her 80s, 5 in his or her 90s and 1 in his or her 100s. A total of 13 residents are hospitalized. The county also reported that the number of cases in unvaccinated individuals is 533 of the 704 cases.

From the Lee County Health Department's Facebook page:
Note: These numbers are beyond our capacity to address in a timely manner. Contact tracing will be centralized in Illinois very soon. We will be posting more about that in the near future.
If you test positive, please self-isolate for 5 days from the day your symptoms began or if no symptoms, from the day of your test; these would be day 0.
If after 5 days, you have been fever-free for at least 24 hours and your symptoms have resolved, you can leave isolation on day 6. It is estimated that 20-30% of individuals can be infectious beyond day 5, which is why the masking component is so important. Wear a mask around others for 5 additional days following isolation.
If you still have a fever on day 5, continue isolating until it has resolved without fever reducing medication for at least 24 hours.
Please inform any close contacts you had up to 2 days prior to symptoms starting or if no symptoms, 2 days prior to your positive test, so that they can quarantine.
If you have been a close contact of someone who has tested positive and you are eligible for boosting and have been boosted OR completed the primary series of Pfizer or Moderna within the past 6 months OR completed the primary J & J vaccine within the last 2 months-wear a mask around others for 10 days.
If you develop symptoms, immediately quarantine until able to be tested. If you completed the primary series of Pfizer or Moderna vaccine more than 6 months ago and are not boosted OR completed the primary dose of J & J over 2 months ago and are not boosted OR are unvaccinated-stay home for 5 days. After that continue to wear a mask around others for an additional 5 days. If you develop symptoms, immediately quarantine until you can be tested.
Please note that these revised guidelines are for the general population and we are awaiting official guidance from IDPH on certain populations, including students and school staff. We will implement those changes as soon as we receive them.

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