Officials Announced 23rd Death In Macon County Due To COVID-19

Officials Announced 23rd Death In Macon County Due To COVID-19

July 6, 2020 – The Joint Crisis Communication announced the passing of the 23rd Macon County resident with COVID-19. No information was provided about the patient.

Thus far, 8,817 tests have been performed in Macon County. Since the previous release, Macon County has had four newly-confirmed cases of COVID-19, bringing the total to 236 confirmed COVID-19 cases in Macon County.

People with COVID-19 have reported a wide range of symptoms. If you experience symptoms of COVID-19 with which you are concerned, please call your primary care physician first. Do not show up at a hospital emergency room or doctor’s office unless it is a true emergency. Individuals without a primary care physician can call: • DMH Medical Group: (217) 876-2856 • HSHS Medical Group Patient Advocate: 844-520-8897 • Crossing Healthcare: (217) 877-9117 • SIU: (217) 872-3800 For COVID-19 screening, please call one of the following: • Crossing Healthcare: (217) 877-9117 • HSHS St. Mary’s Hospital 24/7 COVID-19 Hotline: (217) 464-2966 • HSHS Medical Group offers free virtual assessments for COVID-19 at www.anytimecare.com. Anyone entering healthcare facilities should be prepared to be screened before entering.