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The Grundy County Health Department has released the following Covid-19 figures.  

To date, the total number of positive cases in Grundy is nine hundred and sixteen 916 persons, with seven residents who have passed away as a result of COVID-19 complications: one male in his 60s, one male in his 70s, two females in their 80s, one male in his 80s and two males in their 90s – each lived with underlying health conditions. 

Presently, the Grundy County Health Department is following 146 people who have recently tested positive and are in isolation, and each of their close contacts. 

Per CDC guidelines, close contacts of positive cases should 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.

Grundy County remains at the “blue” level this week, according to IDPH. IDPH uses numerous indicators when determining if a county is experiencing stable COVID-19 activity, or if there are warning signs of increased COVID- 19 risk in the county. 

Blue indicates that the county is experiencing overall stable COVID-19 metrics. The North-Central Region, which Grundy County is a part of, has seen a recent increase in positivity rate. 

Today’s published data is through October 19, showing a positivity rate of 7.1%. The rate on October 12 was 5.6%, October 5 was 5.2%, and September 28 was 5.2%.