Please be aware our office is currently unable to provide certain statistics due to an issue we are experiencing with state reporting systems. No additional data can be provided at this time. A press release and infographic reporting additional data will be released as soon as this matter is resolved.
Beginning June 16, 2020, a COVID-19 case update will only be given when there is a new positive case to report. The image below represents COVID-19 cases in Ford County. Numbers are typically updated by 3:00 pm Monday through Friday, but no later than 4:30 pm. Again, data will only be updated when our office announces new cases. Updates may not be provided on holidays when our office is closed.
FCPHD reports both confirmed and probable case data as recently recommended by the CDC. Total cases included confirmed and probable cases. A confirmed case is someone who has tested positive for COVID-19 through a viral test, also called a molecular test. A viral test alone, is enough to be classified as a laboratory confirmed case. An example of a probable case is an individual who tests positive for COVID-19 through other testing methods, such as a “Rapid” test, or antigen test. Both confirmed and probable cases are treated the same with regards to isolation and contact tracing. For more information on case definitions and criteria, including probable cases, click here.
Please note, zip code data will not be shown unless a zip code has six or more confirmed cases. This is consistent with Collection, Disclosure, and Confidentiality of Health Statistics (77 Ill. Adm. Code 1005). Zip code areas 61773, 60962, 60959, 60957, 60952, 60946, 60936, and 60919 are being reported. For zip code level information on positive COVID-19 cases, please visit IDPH Virtual map at: https://www.dph.illinois.gov/covid19/covid19-statistics.