Multiple COVID-19 Cases Sunday Include Teens, Children

Multiple COVID-19 Cases Sunday Include Teens, Children

SOUTHERN ILLINOIS- The Illinois Department of Public Health (IDPH) Sunday announced 1,562 new confirmed cases of coronavirus disease (COVID-19) in Illinois, including 18 additional confirmed deaths.

Of the 43 cases reported throughout southern Illinois, 10 included those in their teens or younger.

Local case breakdown:

  • Williamson County: 25
    • Includes one female teen, two male children over 10, and one male teen
  • Franklin County: eight
    • Includes two female children over 10
  • Jackson County: five
    • Includes one female pre-teen and two male teens
  • White County: three (all case statuses in progress)
  • Gallatin County: two
    • Includes one female teen

Currently, IDPH is reporting a total of 206,081 cases, including 7,744 deaths, in 102 counties in Illinois. The preliminary seven-day statewide positivity for cases as a percent of total test from August 9-15 is 4.1 percent.

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