Largest Single-Day Increase Reported for Williamson County

Largest Single-Day Increase Reported for Williamson County

SOUTHERN ILLINOIS – The Illinois Department of Public Health (IDPH) Wednesday announced 2,295 new confirmed cases of coronavirus disease (COVID-19) in Illinois, including 25 additional confirmed deaths.

Williamson County reported the most cases among southern Illinois communities at 38, the largest single-day increase to date.

Local case breakdown:

  • Williamson County: 38
  • Randolph County: 22
  • Franklin County: nine
  • Jackson, Johnson, Perry and Union counties: seven each
  • Jefferson County: five, one additional death at a long-term care facility
  • White County: three
  • Massac County: two
  • Gallatin, Saline and Pulaski counties: one each

Currently, IDPH is reporting a total of 211,889 cases, including 7,806 deaths, in 102 counties in Illinois. The preliminary seven-day statewide positivity for cases as a percent of total test from August 12 – August 18 is 4.4 percent.