CHICAGO – The Illinois Department of Public Health Wednesday announced 2,253 new positive cases of COVID-19, raising the statewide the total to 50,355.
Jackson County reported it’s highest number of cases in a 24-hour timeframe, with 21 confirmed.
An additional 92 deaths were announced through the state as well, raising the total to 2,215.
Here are the latest cases to come from southern Illinois health departments:
Jackson County (98 total)
- Females: one in her twenties, one in her thirties, three in their forties, one in her fifties, and one in her sixties.
- Males: two in their twenties, three in their thirties, six in their forties, one in his fifties, and two in their sixties.
According to a release from the health department, “most Jackson County residents who have tested positive within the past week are tied to outbreaks at workplaces outside of Jackson County.”
Of the positive cases in the county, 34 have been released from isolation, with seven deaths due to the virus.
Franklin-Williamson Bi-County (9 F, 30 W)
- Male in his seventies from Franklin County
- Female in her sixties from Williamson County
- Female in her twenties from Williamson County
Each cases was contracted through community spread according the health department, with each now in isolation. Five cases in Franklin County and 13 in Williamson County have recovered.
- Male in his twenties, male in his forties, and female in her fifties
Each case was reported in Union County (11 total). Four cases have recovered in the county.