COVID-19 Update: Jackson County Health Department reports two new cases

By Staff Report, News Desk

Update: This story was updated at 11:15 p.m. on 10/4/2020 to reflect updated case numbers.

Jackson County Health Department reported two new cases of COVID-19 on Sunday.

As of Sunday, there have been 1,297 confirmed cases in Jackson County and 24 deaths, according to the release and 1,238 individuals have been released from isolation in accordance with CDC guidelines.

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Franklin and Williamson counties announced 16 new COVID-19 cases and one death on Sunday.

IDPH announced 1,453  new COVID-19 cases and 17 deaths statewide on Sunday.

SIU Carbondale reported 9 new active cases on Wednesday for the week of Sept. 21-27 and said they have completed 311 tests during this week. These cases include six students and three faculty or staff members.

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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