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Coronavirus

Livingston County coronavirus update: 4 more cases, 20 active

Recent cases recorded in Long Point, Pontiac and Forrest

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Four more Livingston County residents have tested positive for COVID-19, meaning there are 20 active cases within the county, according to information shared Friday by the Livingston County Health Department.

A woman in her 40s, a woman in her 60s, a woman in her 70s and man in his 70s each tested positive and are recovering in isolation.

As of Friday, the health department has received 5,406 COVID-19 test results. Of those, 141 COVID-19 tests have been confirmed positive, 5,265 tests confirmed negative, 118 of the previously reported confirmed cases have been removed from isolation and three cases have resulted in death from complications related to COVID-19.

Of those individuals who have tested positive, 27 were asymptomatic at the time of testing.

According to ZIP code data shared Friday by the Illinois Department of Public Health (these numbers may lag a few days compared to the county reports): Pontiac had two more confirmed cases since Thursday, increasing its total to 39 cases since the beginning of the pandemic; Dwight remains at 16 cases; Fairbury remains at 13 cases; Forrest had two more confirmed cases, increasing its total to 13 cases; Long Point had an additional case, increasing its total to 11 cases; and Cornell remained at eight cases.

Streator's ZIP code, which is mostly in La Salle County, had seven more confirmed cases, increasing its total to 137 cases.

For more information on cases go to www.lchd.us.

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