COVID-19 Update: Jackson County reports 14 new cases

By Staff Report, News Desk

Update: This story was updated Aug. 18, 2020 at 6:18 p.m. to reflect new case number data.

Jackson County Health Department reported 14 new cases of COVID-19 on Tuesday.

The cases included three teens, one in their 20s, four in their 40s, two in their 50s and four in their 60s.

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As of Tuesday, there have been 803 confirmed cases in Jackson County and 20 deaths, according to the release, and 677 individuals have been released from isolation in accordance with CDC guidelines.

Franklin and Williamson Counties reported 43 cases Tuesday.

Statewide, the Illinois Department of Health reported 1,740 confirmed cases on Tuesday and 27 additional deaths.

As of Tuesday, there have been 209,594 positive cases in the state of Illinois and 7,782 deaths.

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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