The Moultrie County Health Department has confirmed their first COVID-19 death and second outbreak in the county. A Moultrie County male in his 70’s died from COVID-19 late last week. Angela Hogan, Moultrie County Health Department Administrator, issued a press release with the news. “We would like to extend our heartfelt condolences to the family and friends as they mourn the loss of their loved one. During this time of grief in respect to the family’s privacy, we are not releasing any additional information.”
The MCHD is also reporting that 10 residents and staff associated with an outbreak in one of the Community Integrated Living Arrangement (CILA) homes. All individuals are isolating at home and the facility is working closely with the MCHD and the Illinois Department of Public Health.
For the week of August 28th, MCHD reported 25 additional cases of COVID-19, and over 155 have tested positive in the county for the virus. 19 Moultrie County residents remain in isolation with 4 in the hospital. The Moultrie County Health Department is encouraging all residents to watch physical distance, wear a mask, wash hands, and above all else, stay home if ill.
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