10/29/20 - Ford County Public Health Department (FCPHD) is saddened to announce one new COVID-19 related death. The individual was a female in her 70’s. There has been a total of 15 COVID-19 related deaths.
Please note: FCPHD is currently unable to provide additional COVID-19 data for Ford County. An infographic reporting COVID-19 data will be released as soon as information is available from the state reporting system.
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.