New case identified in St. Joseph, area Coronavirus infections rises

The fourth confirmed case of the Coronavirus has been confirmed in St. Joseph as the total number of active cases reached 89 in Champaign County. Twenty-five new cases brings the county total of confirmed cases to 208.

According to The News-Gazette, the Champaign-Urbana Public Health District says outbreak at Rantoul Foods grew to 47 on Tuesday and expects that number to grow. Meanwhile, the CUPHD website latest update indicates there are 43 confirmed tests from the 61866 area.

Sadly, the number of cases involving teen and kids continues to rise. At the beginning of the month of May six days ago, there were just 10 individuals 20-and-under who tested positive for COVID-19 virus in the county. The total has climbed to 31 as of yesterday.

The CUPHD websited indicates the first adult over the age of 90 was also confirmed positive yesterday.

COVID-19 has a wide range of symptoms. Symptoms may appear 2-14 days after exposure to the virus mainly as a cough and shortness of breath or difficulty breathing. These two, along with fever, chills, repeated shaking with chills, muscle pain, headache, sore throat or the loss of taste or smell are common among infected individuals.

If you or a family member has any of the following symptoms, the CDC recommends that you seek medical attention immediately. Those symptoms include trouble breathing, persistent pain or pressure in the chest, new confusion or inability to arouse or have bluish lips or face.