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.