"The McLean County Health Department remains dedicated to protecting the health of our residents and doing what we can to prevent further spread of this virus", McLean County Health Department Administrator Jessica McKnight said.
Six additional cases, a mix of men and women, were confirmed Saturday, with three of them travel-related and three who are contacts of a positive case.
Patty announced she had tested positive for COVID-19 on March 17. The state Department of Health and Human Services is reporting the total number of cases statewide at 48.
Two cases at Offutt AFBOffutt Air Force Base officials announced two presumptive positive cases on Facebook earlier Saturday: a husband and wife who are experiencing mild symptoms and are being monitored by medical personnel, according to the post.
As of this morning the number of confirmed cases of Coronavirus in Alabama is now up to 131.
It is reportedly a 47-year-old male from Texas.
The Putnam Health Department said its communicable disease staff is "interviewing these individuals to learn about their movements, and identify all close contacts", noting that "contact tracing then begins, which includes asking for a detailed history of where they have traveled, worked, shopped, and more".
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Lawrence-Douglas County Public Health, as part of disease investigation protocol, is working to identify any close contacts of the individuals, and we will contact those who were exposed as soon as possible.
-Retirement communities and long-term care centers limit visitors.
Health officials said Saturday the man had visited two public locations - both in Omaha - before becoming symptomatic.
Thus far, there are still no deaths associated with the COVID-19 cases in the state of Alabama.
He is now self-isolating at home, according to Two Rivers Public Health Department.
"We continue to work with our local and state partners in a collaborative response effort to COVID-19".
-If a returning traveler develops fever or respiratory illness, they need to immediately self-isolate and report to a healthcare provider or local health department.