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A woman in her 30s is the sixth case of COVID-19, according to La Salle County Health Department.
The department announced the confirmed case in a press release Tuesday and said she is currently recovering at home in isolation. The health department did not release any other information about the case, citing privacy restrictions.
The La Salle County Health Department noted the stay at home order has been extended until Thursday, April 30, which prohibits the visiting of friends or holding gatherings of any size while also closing non-essential establishments.
The order was extended in an effort to reduce the number of people who get sick at any given time and the possibility of exhausting healthcare resources.
The department expects to see additional cases and residents should assume they have been exposed to COVID-19. Residents can help by staying home, limiting the number of people they come into contact with, maintaining a six-foot distance from others and washing their hands.
If you are showing symptoms of COVID-19, a fever, cough or shortness of breath:
Those with mild illness should not go to a hospital or other care centers but instead should stay home and rest until they’re well. If symptoms progress, it is advisable to call your healthcare provider who will advise if you need medical treatment.
Anyone with respiratory symptoms who are planning to seek care at a walk-in clinic should call in advance for instruction. Based on the CDC guidelines, the healthcare provider will evaluate the symptoms by phone and provide instruction.
Anyone experiencing a medical emergency should call 9-1-1 or go to the nearest hospital emergency room. If you are seeking emergency medical care and think you could have coronavirus, tell the medical workers in advance so they can prepare for your arrival.
La Salle County COVID-19 test results
Individuals tested: 121
Not accepted by lab: 5