COVID-19 Update: Jackson County reports 13 cases, 52 cases in Franklin and Williamson counties

By Staff Report, News Desk

Update: This article was updated August 25, 2020 at 9:30 p.m. with new case numbers.

As of Tuesday there were 13 new cases in Jackson County. There have been 871 confirmed cases in the county and 20 deaths. 775 individuals have been released from isolation in accordance with CDC guidelines, according to the health department.

Franklin and Williamson counties had 52 new cases and two new deaths as of Tuesday and both were included on the Illinois Department of Public Health’s list of counties at COVID-19 warning status on Friday. The list is updated every Friday and counties that fail to meet two or more established targets are placed on the list.

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The Illinois Department of Health announced 1,680 new positive case statewide on Tuesday.

SIU is now releasing numbers for active cases affiliated with the university, and reported three active cases on Thursday, these numbers will be reported on a weekly basis.

The three cases are all classified as off-campus students.

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.

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