LEE COUNTY — The number of Lee County COVID-19 cases has risen to 67 following 9 additional positive tests received at the Jack Mabley Center in Dixon. Lee County Health Department and KSB Hospital are monitoring the situation and providing support. KSB Hospital is fully prepared if an expected percentage of the patients need hospitalization. This is an example of how quickly this virus can spread.
The state of Illinois announced that it had processed in excess of 20,000 tests today, as it continues its quest to increase testing capacity.
Current Testing Criteria:
The following people can be tested with or without symptoms.
Anyone with COVID-19-like symptoms (cough, shortness of breath and fever) OR
who has a risk factor, such as contact with someone confirmed to have COVID-19, a compromised immune system or a serious chronic medical condition can get a test, even without a doctor’s order.
What to do if you think you have COVID-19: (UPDATED INFORMATION)
During the current Corona Virus outbreak, individuals with symptoms SHOULD NOT GO to health care facilities such as hospitals, clinics, and urgent care centers without CALLING FIRST. Instead, they can seek care by using one of the following options:
Residents can go to the following websites for additional information:
Go to KSB, IDPH, or CDC websites. Lee County Health Department provides regular updates on its Facebook page.
For general questions about COVID-19, call the IDPH hotline at 1-800-889-3931 or 211.