JEFFERSON COUNTY, IL —- Jefferson County Health Department has been notified of 2additional positive cases of COVID-19 in Jefferson County residents.
Jefferson County Health Department has begun an investigation of theses cases, speaking with individuals who the patients may have encountered before this diagnosis. Through this investigation, the Health Department may place individuals on home quarantine if they are determined to have had significant exposure. Such individuals may not be symptomatic but will bequarantined for a period of time which allows symptoms to develop and pass without posing risk to others. If you are contacted by public health officials, please respond promptly.
To date there have been seven lab-confirmed positive cases of COVID-19 in Jefferson County and one death.
Public Health officials expect more positive cases to be confirmed locally. The number of cases can be reduced by adhering to the stay at home order, washing hands frequently, disinfecting commonly touched surfaces, and maintaining space of at least six feet from others.
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