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Coronavirus Disease Update for Kendall County

February 8, 2021
Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) Case Counts* in Kendall County

Total Cases in Residents: 10682

New Cases**: 70

Total Cases of Residents In-Recovery:  5722

Total Deaths:  81

*Case Counts are provisional as of 4:00 pm on 02.08.2021 and subject to change.

**New cases are included in total case number.


Today, we are sad to report the death of a male in his 30’s with health complexities.  Our thoughts and prayers go out to his family and friends during this difficult time.

Preventing Hypothermia and Staying Warm in Cold Weather

Before you or your children step out into cold air, remember the advice that follows with the simple acronym COLD — cover, overexertion, layers, dry:

  • Cover. Wear a hat or other protective covering to prevent body heat from escaping from your head, face and neck. Cover your hands with mittens instead of gloves.
  • Overexertion. Avoid activities that would cause you to sweat a lot. The combination of wet clothing and cold weather can cause you to lose body heat more quickly.
  • Layers. Wear loose fitting, layered, lightweight clothing. Outer clothing made of tightly woven, water-repellent material is best for wind protection. Wool, silk or polypropylene inner layers hold body heat better than cotton does.
  • Dry. Stay as dry as possible. Get out of wet clothing as soon as possible. Be especially careful to keep your hands and feet dry, as it's easy for snow to get into mittens and boots.

To help prevent hypothermia when children are outside in the winter and keep children safe from the cold:

  • Dress infants and young children in one more layer than an adult would wear in the same conditions.
  • Bring children indoors if they start shivering — that's the first sign that hypothermia is starting.
  • Have children come inside frequently to warm themselves when they're playing outside.
  • Don't let babies sleep in a cold room.

 

For more information on the COVID Vaccine in Kendall County, please visit www.kendallhealth.org

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