Virginia- The Cass County Health Department has announced five additional COVID-related deaths of Cass County residents over the weekend and Monday. These deaths were all part of an outbreak at a long-term care facility and include three females in their 80s, a male in his 90s, and a female in her 90s.
The Illinois Department of Public Health has confirmed 44 new cases of COVID-19 in Cass County over the weekend and Monday. New cases include two males less than 10, three males in their teens, four females in their teens, five males in their 20s, two females in their 20s, one male in his 30s, four females in their 30s, four males in their 40s, two females in their 40s, four females in their 50s, four males in their 60s, four females in their 60s ,one male in his 70s, two females in their 70s, one male in his 80s, and one female in her 80s. 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. One of Monday’s cases is associated with an outbreak at a long-term care facility. The 43 remaining cases are community spread.
Cass County’s overall Covid-19 case count is now at 754. The active case count is at 213. The total number recovered is 523, with 18 deceased. There is one case currently hospitalized.
As always, CCHD urges you to remain vigilant and reduce Covid-19 spread by reducing trips out of the home, wearing a mask when in public, washing hands frequently, and staying home if you feel sick.