SOUTHERN ILLINOIS – The Illinois Department of Public Health (IDPH) Sunday reported 1,453 new confirmed cases of COVID-19, including 17 additional confirmed deaths.
The total number of cases statewide since the pandemic began now rests at 301,541 with 8,791 deaths. Also Sunday, one death was reported in southern Illinois among multiple new cases of the novel coronavirus.
Local case breakdown:
- Williamson County: eight, one death
- Franklin and Saline counties: eight each
- White County: four
- Jackson County: two
The preliminary seven-day statewide positivity rate regarding total tests from Sept. 27-Oct. 3 is 3.3 percent.