Two New Cases of COVID-19 in Schuyler County
Kathryn Magers, RN, Administrator for the Schuyler County Health Department, advised that two additional Schuyler County residents, who are both between 15-20 years of age and not in the same family, have tested positive for COVID-19. For us to protect the confidentiality of all of our county residents, no other identifying information about the cases will be given.
As of Monday, July 20, 2020, the two new cases brings the total to 2 active cases, and 6 recovered for Schuyler County with 322 individuals having been tested.
The two new cases are community-related and are being asked to self-isolate to decrease the risk of exposing others.
The Schuyler County Health Department staff is currently conducting a contact tracing investigation to identify close contacts of those individuals. Anyone identified, during the investigation, as a close contact or at risk of exposure to this patient, will be contacted directly by the Schuyler County Health Department and given further guidance and recommendations.
A close contact, as defined by the health department, is an individual, who has been within six feet of you for 15 minutes or more. Therefore, social distancing is important, and does help to keep the spread of COVID-19 down.
COVID-19 affects different people in different ways. Infected people have had a wide range of symptoms reported – from mild symptoms to severe illness. Symptoms may appear 2-14 days after exposure to the virus.
People with These Symptoms May Have COVID-19:
Fever or Chills
Shortness of Breath or Difficulty Breathing
Muscle or Body Aches
New Loss of Taste or Smell
Congestion or Runny Nose
Nausea or Vomiting
Call your medical provider for any other symptoms that are severe or concerning to you.