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COVID-19 Press Release: April 7, 2020

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COVID-19 Update: April 7, 2020

This is a daily joint communication from the Sangamon County Department of Public Health along with Memorial Health System, HSHS St. John’s Hospital, Springfield Clinic and SIU Medicine updating you on the status of coronavirus (COVID-19) in Sangamon County. This communication will come each day as necessary.

At the time of this press release,there are no new positive cases. The total number of Sangamon County residents with confirmed cases between our five organizations is thirty-one, including two deaths.

Memorial Medical Center is reporting five confirmed positive cases currently hospitalized, including two Sangamon County residents, and fourteen inpatients currently under investigation

HSHS St. John’s Hospital is reporting three confirmed positive cases currently hospitalized, none of which are Sangamon County residents, and eight inpatients currently under investigation.

Changes to Reporting

To prevent double counting we have removed Non-Sangamon County residents from the charts below, these cases are now being reported by IDPH and the home county of the positive patient.

We will also report the positive cases that have recovered. These patients are no longer in need of daily communication with county health nurses and staff. They are able to return to their necessary daily routines, while adhering to State and CDC social distancing guidelines.

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