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Coronavirus

Grundy County provides update about COVID-19

Total positives in county now 101; 640 have tested negative

The Grundy County Public Health Department announced Friday that the total of positive COVID-19 cases in the county is now 101, with 77 released from isolation. A total of 640 Grundy residents have tested negative.
The Grundy County Public Health Department announced Friday that the total of positive COVID-19 cases in the county is now 101, with 77 released from isolation. A total of 640 Grundy residents have tested negative.

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MORRIS – The Grundy County Health Department announced Friday in a press release additional positive cases of COVID-19 in Grundy County, bringing the total of positive cases to 101.

Of the 101 positive cases, 52 are male and 49 are female. Among the males, there are six less than 20 years old, eight in their 20s, seven in their 30s, 13 in their 40s, nine in their 50s, five in their 60s, two in their 70s and two in their 90s. Among the females, there are seven less than 20, seven in their 20s, 10 in their 30s, 13 in their 40s, five in their 50s, fie in their 60s, one in her 70s and one in her 80s.

The first positive case was identified in Grundy County on March 23. Of these 101) cases, 77 have completed the recommended isolation period and have been released from isolation. Grundy County mourns the death of two residents who passed away as a result of COVID-19 complications: one male in his 70s with underlying health conditions and one male in his 90s with underlying health conditions.

Additionally, Grundy County Health Department announced 640 people with a negative test result for a total of 741 total Grundy residents tested.

Data is continuously reconciled internally and with the Illinois Department of Public Health, and previously reported data is subject to change as databases are reconciled. Grundy County Health Department reports the number of positive persons and total persons tested as identified by the Illinois’ National Electronic Disease Surveillance System and Electronic Case Reporting Registry.

“As the Stay at Home Executive Order has expired, and we are now in Phase 3 of the Restore Illinois Plan, please continue to practice social distancing so that we remain on course to enter Phase 4 at the end of June," Grundy County Health Department Administrator Michelle Pruim said. "Stay greater than six feet from others when you are out in public, wear a face covering to protect those around you, stay home when you’re sick and wash your hands often. Entering Phase 3 feels a bit like a victory, and the residents of Grundy have been incredibly patient and compliant during these past several months.

"The Health Department remains available for questions from local business owners and the general public regarding COVID-19.”

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