County announces first confirmed COVID-19 cases


MACON COUNTY, Ill. (WCIA) — The Joint Crisis Communication Team said Friday night the county has two confirmed cases of COVID-19.

One of cases is a woman in her 50s. HSHS St. Mary’s Hospital said in a release she tested positive after going to the emergency department on Wednesday, March 25. Her condition is stable.

The other patient is a man in his 60s. He’s been isolated at home since his symptoms started.

They said they are reaching out to people who may have been in contact with the patients.

The team emphasized not everyone is being tested for coronavirus due to testing shortages, and people should assume there are many more who have COVID-19.

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