Jackson County Reaches Over 1K Total Cases of COVID-19

Jackson County Reaches Over 1K Total Cases of COVID-19

SOUTHERN ILLINOIS – With 24 new confirmed cases of COVID-19 reported Thursday, Jackson County has reached over 1,000 cases since the beginning of the pandemic.

Sixteen southern Illinois counties reported new cases as a whole.

Local case breakdown:

    • Jackson County: 24, 17 between ages 20 and 30
    • Randolph County: 20
    • Wayne County: seven
    • Williamson County: six, one additional death at a long-term care facility
    • Jefferson and Massac counties: four each
    • Alexander and Franklin counties: three each, one additional death in Alexander
    • Saline County: three
    • Gallatin, Perry and Pulaski counties: two each
    • Hamilton, Pope, Union and White counties: one each

Statewide, the Illinois Department of Public Health (IDPH) announced 1,360 new cases of COVID-19, including 25 additional confirmed deaths.

According to IDPH data, the rolling seven-day average of positive tests in region five covering most of southern IL has dropped down to 6.6%. Region 4 which covers the metro east down to Randolph Co. is showing a steady decline over the past week as well, but remains above the 8% threshold at 9.3%.

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