More cases of Covid-19 are being reported in our listening area. The Grundy County Health Department said a male in his 40’s tested positive on Saturday and a female in her 40’s on Monday. Health officials are trying to identify and investigate every person the male and female came in contact with.

Just last week, Grundy County also had a female in her 30’s and male in his 40’s also test positive as both individuals are recovering in isolation.  Meanwhile, the LaSalle County Health Department has confirmed an additional COVID-19 case, which now brings the total to five in LaSalle County. The case is a male in his 60’s as the individual was hospitalized, but is now home in isolation.

Public health officials are working actively to identify and investigate all individuals who were in contact with the case. The county’s first two cases announced in mid-March, a female in her teens and a man in his 40s, have recovered and have been released from isolation.

In addition, all close contacts with these two cases who had been placed under a quarantine order by LaSalle County Health Department have also been released. The Health Department expects to see additional cases and residents need to assume that they have been exposed to COVID-19.