COVID-19 Update: Jackson County reports 15 cases

By Staff Report, News Desk

Update: This article was updated at 8:42 p.m. on 9/10/20 to reflect new case numbers.

Jackson County Health Department reported 15 new cases of COVID-19 on Thursday.

The new cases include three teens, nine in their 20s, one in their 50s and two in their 70s.

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As of Thursday, there have been 1,121 confirmed cases in Jackson County and 24 deaths, according to the release, and 953 individuals have been released from isolation in accordance with CDC guidelines.

As of Sept. 9, SIU reported 57 active cases of COVID-19 among students, faculty and staff.

The cases consist of nine on-campus students, 47 off-campus students and one faculty or staff member.

On Thursday, the Franklin-Williamson Bi-county Health Department reported 65 new cases and one death.

The Illinois Department of Public Health announced 1,953 new cases of COVID-19 and 28 deaths statewide on Thursday.

As of Thursday, there have been 255,643 positive cases in the state of Illinois and 8,242 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.

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