Virginia- The Cass County Health Department has announced another Covid-related death of a Cass County resident. A 95-year-old female passed away Wednesday morning at a Cass County long-term care facility. This case was part of an ongoing outbreak at that facility.
The Illinois Department of Public Health confirmed 20 new cases of Covid 19 in Cass County Wednesday. New cases include a male under 10, two males in their teens, two females in their teens, three males in their 20s, one female in her 20s, three females in their 30s, three females in their 50s, two males in their 60s, one female in her 60s, one female in her 80s, and one female in her 90s. All new cases have been notified and instructed to isolate at home. CCHD is in the process of notifying close contacts with instructions on quarantine. Two of the cases are associated with an outbreak at a long-term care facility. The other 18 cases are community spread.
Cass County’s overall Covid-19 case count is now at 804. The active case count is at 228. The total number recovered is 557, with 19 deceased. There is one case currently hospitalized.
As always, CCHD urges you to remain vigilant and reduce Covid-19 spread by reducing trips out out of the home, wearing a mask when in public, washing hands frequently, and staying home if you feel sick.