Winnebago County Health Department has released a statement in regards to a resident being tested for COVID-19.

It began with a video of Winnebago County Public Health Administrator explaining preparations and response efforts should coronavirus makes its way to the area. Followed by a brief statement on Facebook an hour later.

Less than 24 hours later, WCHD released a statement confirming one resident has been tested for COVID-19.

The Winnebago County Health Department is confirming that a resident was transported this morning via EMS to a local hospital to be evaluated and tested for COVID-19. Test results are pending at the Illinois Department of Public Health lab. Healthcare providers in collaboration with the health department have been evaluating and testing individuals based on symptom and exposure risk. When there is a confirmed case, that information will be shared with the community by the Winnebago County Health Department. (WIFR)

As of this article, there have been no confirmed cases of COVID-19 in Winnebago County.


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