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Livingston County coronavirus update: 1 more case, 12 remain active

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A Livingston County man in his 50s tested positive for COVID-19, according to information shared Friday by the Livingston County Health Department.

As of Friday, the health department has received 4,375 COVID-19 test results. Of those, 86 COVID-19 tests have been confirmed positive, 4,289 tests confirmed negative, 74 of the previously reported confirmed cases have been removed from isolation, 12 cases remain active and two cases have resulted in death due to complications related to COVID-19.

Of those individuals who have tested positive, 17 were asymptomatic at the time of testing.

For details on the previously reported cases and further information for Livingston County, go to www.lchd.us.

Individuals who travel to hot spots in the country, those areas where higher rates of confirmed COVID-19 cases are reported, are strongly encouraged to get tested for COVID-19 five to seven days after returning from their trip or sooner if experiencing symptoms.

Track confirmed COVID-19 cases in Illinois by county and zip code by visiting IDPH's COVID-19 statistics site: https://www.dph.illinois.gov/covid19/covid19-statistics, and may also track confirmed cases nationwide by using CDC's COVID-19 tracker tool: https://www.cdc.gov/covid-data-tracker/#cases.

According to ZIP code data shared Friday by the Illinois Department of Public Health: Pontiac has had 35 confirmed cases since the beginning of the pandemic, Streator, which is mostly in La Salle County, has had 47 confirmed cases, Dwight has had 15 confirmed cases and Fairbury has had six.

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