COVID-19 Update: Jackson County reports one new case, one death in Franklin and Williamson counties

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Jacqueline Boyd

By Staff Report, News Desk

Jackson County Health Department reported one new case of COVID-19, with 90 active cases currently being managed on Monday.

As of Monday, there have been 1,431 confirmed cases in Jackson County and 25 deaths, according to the release, and 14 individuals have been released from isolation in accordance with CDC guidelines.

Franklin and Williamson counties reported 18 new cases and one death on Monday. The deceased was a male in his 70s.

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Statewide, the Illinois Department of Health reported 3,113 confirmed cases on Monday and 22 additional deaths.

On Oct. 11, SIU reported four positive student cases with a total of 48 cases since Sept. 11. As of Oct. 9, there were two on-campus residents in isolation.

As flu season approaches researchers are worried there will be peaks of flu and COVID-19 cases at the same time according to UCSF.edu. The next Flu Shot Clinic will be held on Tuesday, October 27 from 11 a.m. – 2 p.m at the Student Services Building in Carbondale, Ill.

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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