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COVID-19 Update: Jackson County sees 13 new cases

By Staff Report, News Desk

Jackson County added 13 more COVID-19 cases on Monday, according to a health department press release.

These cases follow the record-breaking numbers from Saturday and Sunday, at 31 and 38 new cases respectively.

The public health alert released Sunday is still in effect. The alert calls for young adults in the county to take action to prevent the spread of COVID-19. View the complete public health alert here.

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Of Monday’s cases, eight were individuals in their 20s and two were teens. The release said 70% of new Jackson County cases recorded in July have been individuals in their teens and 20s.

“Those in the community that have influence over the behaviors of individuals in their late teens and twenties (parents, employers, peers, clergy, medical professionals) are asked to help communicate to them the dire need to follow practices which limit the spread of COVID-19,” the press release said.

As of Sunday, there have been 542 confirmed cases in Jackson County and 19 deaths, according to the release, and 377 individuals have been released from isolation in accordance with CDC guidelines.

The Jackson County Health Department asks all residents to follow public health guidelines by wearing a mask in public, maintaining social distance, avoiding social gatherings, washing hands frequently and working with health department officials as they conduct contact tracing.

If you are experiencing fever, cough, difficulty breathing, fatigue, muscle aches, loss of taste or smell, nausea or diarrhea, you should contact your healthcare provider for further guidance.

The Daily Egyptian’s News Desk can be reached at 1-618-536-3329, by email at [email protected] or on Twitter at @dailyegyptian.

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