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Eight more Livingston County residents tested positive for COVID-19, according to information shared Monday by the Livingston County Health Department.
A man in his 20s, woman in her 20s, woman in her 40s and man in his 40s, as well as a woman in her 40s and three children younger than 10 who were asymptomatic at the time of testing each tested positive. All current active cases are recovering in isolation.
As of Monday, the health department has received 4,526 COVID-19 test results. Of those, 94 COVID-19 tests have been confirmed positive, 4,432 tests confirmed negative, 81 of the previously reported confirmed cases have been removed from isolation, 11 cases remain active, and two cases have resulted in death due to complications related to COVID-19.
Of those individuals who have tested positive, 21 were asymptomatic at the time of testing.
The Long Point ZIP code area reached six confirmed cases since the beginning of the pandemic out of 60 tests.
According to ZIP code data shared Monday by the Illinois Department of Public Health: Pontiac had one more case since Friday, increasing its total to 36 cases out of 1,705 tests since the beginning of the pandemic; Dwight had one more case, increasing its total to 16 cases out of 586 tests; and Fairbury remains at six cases.
Streator, which is mostly in La Salle County, has had 62 cases out of 2,232 tests.
For details on the previously reported cases 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. People can 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.
For COVID-19 testing, individuals may visit the Bloomington drive-thru COVID-19 testing site located at the McLean County Fairgrounds, 1106 Interstate Dr., Bloomington, daily from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. At this site there is no charge to individuals regardless of their insurance status.