Employees, patients of a Perry Co., Ill. long-term care facility test positive for COVID-19

Employees, patients of a Perry Co., Ill. long-term care facility test positive for COVID-19
14 patients have also been confirmed positive (Source: CDC)

PERRY COUNTY, Ill. (KFVS) - The Perry County, Illinois Health Department has been notified of five employees of a Perry County long-term care facility that have tested positive for COVID-19, three of them are Perry County residents. Those three are included in the county counts.

The health department said 14 patients have also been confirmed positive at the same facility.

At this time there are no hospitalizations among the long term care facility and all are isolated.

There have been a total of 24 newly confirmed positive cases of COVID-19 in Perry County, bringing the total positive cases 128.

Currently there are 50 active cases, 77 recoveries and one death.

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