Williamson County Reports 46 New Cases of COVID-19 Thursday

Williamson County Reports 46 New Cases of COVID-19 Thursday

SOUTHERN ILLINOIS – The Illinois Department of Public Health (IDPH) Thursday announced 1,953 new confirmed cases of COVID-19 in Illinois, including 28 additional confirmed deaths. Currently, IDPH is reporting a total of 255,643 cases, including 8,242 deaths, in 102 counties in Illinois.

After a couple of days with lower-than-average numbers, the amount of new cases in some parts of southern Illinois spiked.

Local case breakdown:

  • Williamson County: 46, one death at a long-term care facility in the county
  • Franklin County: 19
  • Jackson County: 15
  • Saline County: five
  • Johnson County: four
  • Massac and Union counties: three each
  • Alexander, Randolph, Jefferson, Pulaski and White counties: two each
  • Hamilton, Perry and Hardin counties: one each

The seven-day average of test positivity in region five, covering most of southern Illinois, is 6.8%. Region 4, which encompasses the St. Louis area and Randolph County, continues to post the highest average in the state at 10.1%.

The preliminary seven-day statewide positivity for cases as a percent of total tests from Sept. 3-9 is 3.8 percent.