1st COVID-19 Case Diagnosed in Livingston County

By A.J. Harris

A woman in Livingston County has tested positive for COVID-19, the county’s first case.
The woman is in her 60s and recently traveled, and is recovering at home in isolation.
Livingston County Health Department officials were notified of the positive test, according to state and local public health protocol.
In a press release, LCHD officials said they “continue to work closely with OSF HealthCare and the Illinois Department of Public Health, investigating and notifying any individuals who may have had exposure to the individual who tested positive for COVID-19.”
The health department also assured the public the safety of Livingston County residents is their highest priority and that they are “fully prepared” to respond to additional COVID-19 cases.
For Livingston County residents age 60 or older, homebound with no assistance and in need of essential care items, such as food, medical supplies, or personal hygiene products, please call the LCHD at 815-844-7174 x230.