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10 new COVID-19 cases; 3 at Pontiac prison

Man in his 20s was asymptomatic at time of testing

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Ten more Livingston County residents have tested positive for COVID-19, including three new confirmed cases at the Pontiac prison, according to information released Monday by the Livingston County Health Department.

The newly confirmed cases are a woman younger than 20, two women in their 20s, a woman and a man in their 30s, and a woman in her 70s, as well as a man in his 20s who was asymptomatic at the time of testing, all of whom are recovering in isolation.

The Illinois Department of Corrections reported three new confirmed cases at Pontiac Correctional Center. The patients are two men in their 30s and a man in his 50s, all of whom are recovering in isolation.

As of Monday, the LCHD has received 9,645 COVID-19 test results. Of those, 288 COVID-19 tests have been confirmed positive, 9,357 tests confirmed negative, 257 of the previously reported confirmed cases have been removed from isolation, 27 cases remain active, two individuals are hospitalized, and, four cases have resulted in death from complications related to COVID-19. Of those individuals who have tested positive, 36 were asymptomatic at the time of testing.

Communities in Livingston County with six or more cases since the beginning of the pandemic are: Pontiac with 70 confirmed cases, Dwight 34, Fairbury 31, Forrest 15, Flanagan 15, Cornell 13 and Long Point 13.

Streator, which is mostly in La Salle County, has had 336 cases.

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