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COVID-19 Press Release: March 25,2020

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COVID-19 Update: March 25, 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, we are announcing one new positive case in Sangamon County. The total number of confirmed cases between our five organizations is six, including one death. Currently, all of the active cases are no longer hospitalized.

*These numbers indicate current inpatient numbers at hospitals in Sangamon County.

 

 

March 25, 2020 as of 3 pm      
  COVID-19 positive new today COVID-19 person(s) under investigations (PUI) COVID-19 Deaths
Memorial Medical Center 0 15 1
HSHS St. John's Hospital 0 6 0

 

Public/Private Testing Results

Until today we have only been able to report public testing, authorized by County Health/IDPH, and positive tests from private labs. Our five organizations have worked together to create a new tracking system that will give us and the public the most up to date number of total tests from Sangamon County. For this reason, you will notice a large increase in the number of total tests in the pie-chart. The jump in pending cases reported today did not happen overnight, these numbers now include pending cases and negative results from private lab testing over the last two weeks.Results of pending tests will be sent directly to County Health and updated daily. In the table below we have outlined the differences between public and private testing and the guidelines each follow.

 

 

  Public Testing Private Testing
Authorized by: County Health/IDPH Hospitals/Clinics
Results Wait Time 1-2 days on average 4-6 days on average
Testing Priority Symptomatic hospital patients, symptomatic person in congregate settings, symptomatic person that has been in contact with confirmed positive cases. Symptomatic hospital patients, symptomatic person in congregate settings, symptomatic person that has been in contact with confirmed positive cas, symptomatic senior citizens, symptomatic healthcare workers, symptomatic immune suppressed people, and symptomatic pregnant women.
Receiving Results County Health County Health and Hospital /Clinic
Contact Tracing County Health County Health

 

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