9 additional cases of COVID-19 in Hamilton Co., IL

MCLEANSBORO, Ill. (KBSI) – The Hamilton County Health Department reports nine additional positive COVID-19 cases in the county on Sept. 15.

  • 1 male child
  • 1 female in her teens
  • 1 female in her 20s
  • 2 females in their 30s
  • 1 male in his 30s
  • 1 female in her 40s
  • 1 male in his 40s
  • 1 male in his 40s

There have been 1,233 lab-confirmed positive cases of COVID-19 in Hamilton County.

  • 21 people who were positive lab-confirmed cases have passed away
  • 1,172 people have recovered
  • 1 person is currently hospitalized

The Hamilton County Health Department investigates each case to ensure isolation of the positive patient. Close contacts who have had exposure to the positive patient are placed on quarantine for a minimum of 10 days. This is to allow symptoms to develop and pass without posing a risk to others.

The health department asks if you are contacted by public health officials to respond promptly.

Close contact individuals may include:

  • living in the same household as a sick person with COVID-19
  • caring for a sick person with COVID-19
  • being within six feet of a sick person with COVID-19 for about 15 minutes or
  • being in direct contact with secretions from a sick person with COVID-19 (being coughed on, kissing, sharing utensils, etc.)

If someone has been tested for COVID-19, it is advised he/she self-quarantine until the test result is received. If the test result is positive, that person will be contacted by the Hamilton County Health Department.

The Illinois Department of Public Health has established a 24-hour COVID-19 hotline at 1-800-889-3931.

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