SHDHD still receiving reports of illness and death


Michele Bever, South Heartland District Health Department (SHDHD) executive director, reported the virus causing COVID-19 continues to circulate at low levels in South Heartland’s four counties. According to Bever, wastewater samples from June 8 showed very low levels of the SARS-CoV-2 virus.

“However, long term care staff and residents in our health district have tested positive in recent weeks and we are sad to report two additional deaths attributed to COVID-19 in the past three months, bringing our district’s COVID-19 death total to 160,” she said.

Bever said 66 percent o...

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