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McDonough Co. reports additional COVID-19 related deaths

On Monday the McDonough County Health Department (MCHD) reported the death of two additional McDonough County residents who tested positive for COVID-19 last month, bringing the total number of COVID-19 deaths to 13.

A death certificate that lists COVID-19 disease or SARS-CoV-2 as a cause of death, or a significant condition contributing to death, is counted as a COVID-19 death in accordance with the Illinois Department of Public Health’s Vital Records Criteria. The new deaths include a male in his 80s and a female in her 90s.

MCHD also reported that two additional McDonough County residents have tested positive for COVID-19, bringing the total number of positive cases to 91.

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) protocols have been implemented. Public health officials are working to identify and actively monitor individuals who were in contact with the residents in an effort to reduce the risk of additional transmission.

Due to Federal privacy restrictions, the release of any additional information on these cases is prohibited. The new cases include a male in his 80s and a female in her 90s.

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Jim Roberts

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