MARION COUNTY, IL — The Marion County Health Department announced Friday the county’s third positive test for COVID-19.
According to Melissa Mallow, Administrator of the Marion County Health Department, the individual is a female in her 70s and is doing well in at-home isolation.
The number of COVID-19 cases in Illinois has risen dramatically over the past week. According to the Illinois Department of Public Health (IDPH), there are 7,695 cases of confirmed COVID-19 in the state. There are now three confirmed positive cases in Marion County.
More cases will be confirmed locally, as the number of tests being conducted is increasing. The number of cases can be reduced by adhering to public health guidance on social distancing, washing hands frequently, disinfecting commonly touched surfaces, and staying home when you are ill.
COVID-19 shares many symptoms with more common respiratory diseases. If you have a fever, cough or difficulty breathing, call your health care provider for further guidance.