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Coronavirus Disease Update for Kendall County

October 15, 2020
Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) Case Counts* in Kendall County

Total Cases in Residents: 2422

New Cases**: 57

Total Cases of Residents In-Recovery:  1913

Total Deaths:  27

*Case Counts are provisional as of 4:00 pm on 10.15.2020 and subject to change.

**New cases are included in total case number.

The Flu and COVID-19

The Kendall County Health Department (KCHD) reminds residents to schedule their flu shots as soon as possible this season. The need for a flu shot is even more important this year due to the presence of coronavirus. The health department warns that flu and COVID-19 each can cause serious respiratory illness and co-infection could possibly lead to more severe illnesses, hospitalization, and even death.

To find a location to get a flu shot in your community, check with your health care provider or use the online Vaccine Finder at VaccineFinder.org. Everyone six months of age and older should get the seasonal flu vaccine. The vaccine is available as either a flu shot or in a nasal spray. Talk with a health care provider about what type is most appropriate for you.

This year it is more important than ever to get a flu shot. This season we are also battling COVID-19, another virus that can cause severe respiratory illness. While a vaccine for COVID-19 is still under development, there is a vaccine for flu that has been proven to be safe and effective over the past 50 years. Getting a flu vaccine can help you avoid co-infection with COVID-19 and flu.

In addition to getting your flu vaccine, KCHD recommends following the 3 W’s for both COVID- 19 and influenza: WASH your hands, WATCH your distance, and WEAR your mask.

Viruses spread when people who are infected cough, sneeze, or talk. Flu usually comes on suddenly. Many of the symptoms of flu and COVID-19 are the same, such as fever and cough, but there are some differences. If you have symptoms of either flu or COVID-19, self-isolate and contact a health care provider.

Symptom Comparison

Here is a quick look at influenza versus COVID-19 symptoms:

COVID-19 Testing

A free drive-through COVID-19 testing site is located at 2450 N. Farnsworth Ave., in Aurora, IL, less than half a mile from the Chicago Premium Outlets. The free drive-through and walk-up testing site is open 7 days a week from 8am until 4pm. The Aurora testing site will continue to serve the outer suburbs of Chicago, being the third-most active site in the Northeast region, providing an average of 450 free tests to the surrounding communities.

Many healthcare providers in Kendall County also have COVID-19 testing available. Please contact your provider or the facility to ask about testing criteria and appointment availability. For additional information and current updates on the COVID-19 situation, visit the KCHD website kendallhealth.org or call the health department at 630-553-9100.

For more information on COIVD in Kendall County, please visit our website at www.kendallhealth.org

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