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Coronavirus Disease Update for Kendall County

November 23, 2020
Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) Case Counts* in Kendall County

Total Cases in Residents: 5446

New Cases**: 148

Total Cases of Residents In-Recovery:  2744

Total Deaths:  36

*Case Counts are provisional as of 4:00 pm on 11.23.2020 and subject to change.

**New cases are included in total case number.

Waiting for COVID Results

With a steady influx of positive COVID-19 cases over the past few weeks, the Kendall County Health Department is struggling to meet the demands of contact tracing. Our team is diligently working through these cases as rapidly as possible.

We continue to refocus and reprioritize cases to best meet the demand and ensure we are reaching those most vulnerable first. Our team has been working holidays, weekends, and long hours daily to meet the needs of those impacted by this virus for months to stay ahead of the spread in our community. In the past 5 days, we have averaged almost 175 new cases a day.

Below are recommendations for you and your loved ones if you have recently tested for COVID-19:

𝐈𝐟 𝐲𝐨𝐮 𝐚𝐫𝐞 𝐰𝐚𝐢𝐭𝐢𝐧𝐠 𝐟𝐨𝐫 𝐲𝐨𝐮𝐫 𝐭𝐞𝐬𝐭 𝐫𝐞𝐬𝐮𝐥𝐭:

  • Act as if you are positive and self-isolate.
  • Avoid people as much as possible
  • Practice Social Distancing
  • Clean frequently touched surfaces
  • Wear a face covering when around others
  • Limit the time you are out in public

𝐈𝐟 𝐲𝐨𝐮 𝐭𝐞𝐬𝐭𝐞𝐝 𝐩𝐨𝐬𝐢𝐭𝐢𝐯𝐞:

  • Isolate for at least 10 days or until symptoms improve and you no longer have a fever, without using fever-reducing medication (whichever is longer).
  • Let your close contacts know of your test result and ask them to quarantine. Close contacts are those you were within 6 feet of for at least 15 minutes 2 days prior to symptom onset or date of test as well as anyone you were in contact with until the end of your isolation.
  • DO NOT have contact with others. Everyone who lives in your home should stay home.
  • DO NOT go to work. Let your employer know you tested positive.
  • DO NOT go to the hospital unless you have a medical emergency. Most people have minor symptoms like fever/cough and can get better at home.
  • Use a face covering if you MUST be around people in your home.
  • Watch for Symptoms. See a doctor right away if you have any of the following:
    • Difficulty breathing
    • Bluish lips or face
    • Constant chest pain or pressure
    • Feeling dizzy or lightheaded all the time
    • Confusion
    • New seizures or seizures will not stop
  • Get rest and drink plenty of fluids.
  • Utilize your support system for help running essential errands.
  • Over-the-counter medications that lessen symptoms of fever and cough may help.

𝐈𝐟 𝐲𝐨𝐮 𝐚𝐫𝐞 𝐚 𝐜𝐥𝐨𝐬𝐞 𝐜𝐨𝐧𝐭𝐚𝐜𝐭:

  • You need to quarantine at home for 14 days.
  • DO NOT go to work, school, or other public places.
  • Self-monitor for appearance of COVID-19 symptoms, including fever, cough or difficulty breathing. Call your healthcare provider if symptoms develop.
  • Use a face covering when around others.
  • Talk with your employer and work from home, if possible.
  • Clean and disinfect your home.
  • Utilize your support system for help running essential errands.

𝐖𝐡𝐚𝐭 𝐞𝐯𝐞𝐫𝐲𝐨𝐧𝐞 𝐬𝐡𝐨𝐮𝐥𝐝 𝐝𝐨:

  • Wear a mask when around others or in public places.
  • Watch your distance.
  • Wash your hands
  • Avoid going out when it is not a necessity.
  • Utilize curbside pickup whenever possible for dinner and groceries.

Mitigating the impact of COVID-19 requires a community effort. Do your part to slow the spread and help to save lives.

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

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