Grundy County is no longer in the orange Covid-19 warning level. Grundy County Health Director Michelle Pruim said we have returned to “blue” because of a decrease in the positivity rate which is now at 7.3 percent.
A total of 605 people have tested positive for Covid-19 in Grundy County. In addition, five people have passed away as a result of COVID-19 complications: one male in his 70’s, two females in their 80’s and two males in their 90’s as each lived with underlying health conditions.
Presently, the Grundy County Health Department is following 76 people who are currently ill and in isolation. The Health Department continues to enhance contact tracing efforts, notifying and following the close contacts of COVID-19 cases.
Per CDC guidelines, close contacts of positive cases should then quarantine for 14 days since the last encounter with the sick individual. More information about isolation and quarantine can be found on the CDC website.
Pruim also said the North-Central Region, which Grundy County is a part of, is also seeing a decline in the positivity rate. Today’s published data is through September 15, showing a positivity rate of 5.9%. The rate on September 8 was 7.0% and the rate on September 1 was 7.4%.
This rate is important because if the region reaches 8.0% for three consecutive days, additional restrictions will be imposed upon our region.