The Hancock County Health Department and Memorial Hospital report one-hundred-sixteen (116) laboratory-confirmed positive COVID-19 cases for the week of September 5-11, 2021. Cases include two males in their 80’s, two males in their 70’s, seven males in their 60’s, nine males in their 50’s, eight males in their 40’s, three males in their 30’s, one male in his 20’s, nine males in their teens, one male in his pre-teens and six males 10 and under. In addition, female cases include one female in her 80’s, five females in their 70's, twelve females in their 60’s, ten females in their 50’s, nine females in their 40’s, ten females in their 30’s, five females in their 20’s, eleven females in their teens, three females in their pre-teens and three females 10 and under.
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NOTE: COVID-19 data can vary from one site to another, due to various factors, such as, further investigation of cases that result in transferring cases to other counties or states, the time in which the LHD receives results of patients who test outside of the county, and when tests are administered and results are received.
If a person is having symptoms of COVID or has been exposed to someone who has COVID, it may be necessary to get tested. In Hancock County, anyone who is having symptoms of COVID can contact 217-357-0617 to schedule an appointment. Insurance companies may cover the fees associated with the test and office visit. A person may obtain that information when calling the number to make an appointment. Walk-ins for COVID testing will not be accepted, an appointment is required.
COVID Vaccinations are still available in our county. To schedule either a Johnson and Johnson, Moderna, or Pfizer Vaccine you can contact any of the Memorial Medical Clinics in the county or sign up on the Memorial Hospital website at mhtlc.org. The Hancock County Health Department is also still offering the Moderna vaccine and an appointment can be scheduled by calling 217-604-3092.
There are many factors that can help reduce the spread of illness. For the safety of yourself and others, it is important to social distance, wear masks, hand wash and use proper respiratory etiquette, stay home when you are sick, clean and disinfect, follow isolation and quarantine guidance and get vaccinated.