COVID-19 Update: Jackson County reports 36 new cases, Franklin and Williamson report 124

Jackson County Health Department reported 36 new cases of COVID-19 on Tuesday.

According to the JCHD press release, there are 286 active cases being monitored, a record high.

As of Tuesday, there have been 1,944 confirmed cases in Jackson County and 27 deaths, according to the release, and 1,631 individuals have been released from isolation in accordance with CDC guidelines.

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Franklin and Williamson Counties reported 124 new cases and two additional deaths — one person in their 50s from Franklin County and one person in their 80s from Williamson County — on Tuesday.

On Tuesday, the Illinois Department of Public Health announced a total of 12,623 new confirmed and probable cases of COVID-19 throughout the state, including 79 additional deaths.

As of Saturday, SIU reported 17 cases for the week, 13 were students and 4 faculty.

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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