Two Dozen New COVID-19 Cases Reported in Southern Illinois

Two Dozen New COVID-19 Cases Reported in Southern Illinois

SOUTHERN ILLINOIS – The Illinois Department of Public Health (IDPH) Thursday announced 1,772 new confirmed cases of coronavirus disease (COVID-19) in Illinois, including 18 additional confirmed deaths.

Local case breakdown:

  • Jackson County: 15
  • Williamson County: eight
  • Saline County: five (four isolated at home, one status in progress)
  • Franklin County: five
  • Hamilton County: four
  • White County: three.
  • Gallatin and Massac counties: one each
  • All cases (unless noted above) are in isolation.

Currently, IDPH is reporting a total of 176,896 cases, including 7,478 deaths, in 102 counties in Illinois. Within the past 24 hours, laboratories have reported 41,134 specimens for a total of 2,649,786. The preliminary seven-day statewide positivity for cases as a percent of total tests from July 23-29 is 3.8 percent.

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