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Posted on: April 28, 2022

[ARCHIVED] Weekly Data on Confirmed Positive & Probable Covid-19 Cases

The Henry and Stark County Health Departments announce they had 56 New Covid-19 Cases Reported the Past Week in Henry County, and 4 New Covid-19 Cases Reported in the Past Week in Stark County.  TherefHSCHD RECOVERY DATA 4-26-22ore, the cumulative cases stand at 12,745 “Confirmed Positive” and “Probable” Cases of Coronavirus Disease (COVID-19) in Henry County and 1517 “Confirmed Positive” and “Probable” Cases in Stark County. The Department is now releasing its weekly “current data” on confirmed positive and probable cases:

Henry County Cumulative Confirmed Positive and Probable Covid-19 Cases:  *12,745
New Covid-19 Cases in Past Week: *+56
Henry County Deaths: *120

Stark County Cumulative Confirmed Positive and Probable Covid-19 Cases: *1517
New Covid-19 Cases in Past Week: *+4
Stark County Deaths: *33

Henry & Stark County Cumulative Confirmed Positive & Probable Covid-19 Cases: *14,262

Henry & Stark County New Covid-19 Cases in the Past Week: *+60

*Based On Confirmed Positive and Probable Covid-19 Cases As Of 4-26-22, Cumulative & Current Totals. Following CDC guidance, IDPH reports confirmed cases and probable cases combined. A confirmed case is laboratory confirmed via molecular test. A probable case meets clinical criteria AND is epidemiologically linked, or has a positive antigen test. If a probable case is later confirmed, the case will be deduplicated and will only be counted once. There can be time lags between when a case is confirmed positive/probable and when it is considered active in state and local reporting.


     In addition, the Health Department is noting the CDC’S latest covid mitigation guidance tool. The CDC’s new COVID-19 Community Level tool classifies every county in the U.S. into low, medium, or high. Knowing the COVID-19 Community Level in your area will help determine what prevention measures are needed to protect yourself and your loved ones, as well as decrease strain on hospitals and health systems. 

According to the CDC Data Tracker “COVID-19 Community Levels” map: https://covid.cdc.gov/covid-data-tracker/?fbclid=IwAR3M2UHdjhvGbXU0_JKfEa75yffJtkFXTmlR3rLq5I6I8b-7BnwNlkST0NY#county-view?list_select_state=all_states&list_select_county=all_counties&data-type=CommunityLevels

In Henry County, Illinois, community level is Low.
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In Stark County, Illinois, community level is Low.
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COVID-19 Community Levels are a new tool to help communities decide what prevention steps to take based on the latest data. Levels are determined by looking at hospital beds being used, hospital admissions, and the total number of new COVID-19 cases in an area. Take precautions to protect yourself and others from COVID-19 based on the COVID-19 Community Level in your area.  People may choose to mask at any time. Please note, people with symptoms, a positive test, or exposure to someone with COVID-19 should wear a mask.

To account for the risk of community spread among more vulnerable populations, Illinois will continue to require masks in the following settings: Healthcare Settings; Long-Term Care Facilities; and Congregate Settings.

Municipalities and businesses in most industries may choose to continue to implement more strict public health mitigations as they deem appropriate, including requiring masks. Remember to be kind to those who choose to wear a mask based on their own health, level of comfort, and life circumstances.

For a reference of the most current status of confirmed positive cases of COVID-19 in the State please visit the Illinois Department of Public Health’s Covid-19 webpage at https://dph.illinois.gov/covid19.htm

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