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Coronavirus Disease Update for Kendall County

From our partners at the Kendall County Health Department:

The Kendall County Health Department (KCHD) is reporting 2442 cases of coronavirus (COVID19), 1913 in-recovery and 27 deaths.

That includes 677 cases in the Oswego 60543 ZIP code, as reported by the Illinois Department of Public Health.

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The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention reminds us that COVID-19 is a new disease revealing limited information regarding risk factors for severe disease. However, based on currently available information and clinical expertise, the following individuals might be at higher risk for severe illness:

  • People 65 years and older
  • People who live in a nursing home or long-term care facility

People of all ages with underlying medical conditions, particularly if not well controlled, including:

  • People with chronic lung disease or moderate to severe asthma
  • People who have serious heart conditions
  • People who are immunocompromised 
    • Many conditions can cause a person to be immunocompromised, including cancer treatment, smoking, bone marrow or organ transplantation, immune deficiencies, poorly controlled HIV or AIDS, and prolonged use of corticosteroids and other immune weakening medications.
  • People with severe obesity (body mass index [BMI] of 40 or higher)
  • People with diabetes
  • People with chronic kidney disease undergoing dialysis
  • People with liver disease

Regardless of our real or perceived level of risk we all must continue to practice frequent handwashing, respiratory etiquette, physical distancing, and stay home if feeling unwell.

 

This information is being shared from the Kendall County Health Department as a service to our residents. For questions or additional information, visit the Kendall County Health Department at www.kendallhealth.org.

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