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The Kendall County Health Department is reporting three new cases of COVID-19, as of Thursday morning. A male in his 30s and two females; one in her 40s and the second in her 50s tested positive for the coronavirus 2019 disease. This brings the total of Kendall County residents who have tested positive to eight at this time.

Five cases had been announced, as of Wednesday.

Officials say with the continuation of cases being confirmed, it is evermore important that people are practicing sheltering in place and social distancing.

Health officials also ask that citizens remember the importance of maintaining a six-foot distance away from others if you must leave your home.

On Thursday, Kendall County Health officials issued information about keeping a safe distance while shopping for groceries and needed items.

Citizens are asked to keep a safe distance from the cashier and to practice social distancing while standing in a check out line. Many stores have markers on the floor to keep patrons six feet apart.

Citizens are also reminded to sanitize credit cards as those can be touched by many people.

Additionally, if you do not feel well, stay home and away from others and when contacting a primary care physician, healthcare facility, urgent care clinic, or hospital call ahead before arriving.

You can visit the Kendall County Health Department's website for more information.