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MORRIS – The Grundy County Health Department announced Tuesday in a press release additional positive cases of COVID-19 in Grundy County, bringing the total of positive cases to 88.
Of the 88, there are 44 males and 44 femals. Among the males, there are four less than 20, nine in their 20s, seven in their 30s, 11 in their 40s, seven in their 50s, three in their 60s, two in their 70s and one in his 90s. Among the females, there are six less than 20, seven in their 20s, eight in their 30s, 11 in their 40s, five in their 50s, five in their 60s and one each in their 70s and 80s.
The first positive case was identified in Grundy County on March 23. Of these 88 cases, 60 have completed the recommended isolation period and have been released from isolation.
The release also said that Grundy County mourns the death of one resident who passed away as a result of COVID-19 complications: a male in his 70s with underlying health conditions.
Grundy County Health Department had previously reported a second death as a result of COVID-19 complications of a male in his 90s. Upon further case investigation, it was determined that this person was not a resident of Grundy County and the case was transferred to the appropriate county. Initially reported as a positive and a death of Grundy, both figures have been updated as of the press release to reflect only Grundy residents.
Additionally, Grundy County Health Department announced 457 people with a negative test result for a total of 547 total Grundy residents tested.
Previously reported data is subject to change as databases are continuously reconciled. Grundy County Health Department reports total persons tested as identified by the Illinois’ National Electronic Disease Surveillance System.
In the press release, the Health Department urges residents to please continue to practice social distancing, which includes leaving your home for essential business or travel only, wearing a face covering while in public, remaining at least six feet from others while outside of your home, staying home when sick and washing hands often.