Jackson County Health reports 42 new COVID-19 cases.

By News Desk

Jackson County Health Department reported 42 new cases of COVID-19 on Nov. 23.

The cases included one teen, 10 individuals in their 20s, nine in their 30s, three in their 30s, four in their 40s, five in their 60s, four in their 70s, two in their 80s and one in her 90s.

As of Nov. 23, there have been 2,500 confirmed cases in Jackson County and 32 deaths, according to the release, and 38 individuals have been released from isolation in accordance with CDC guidelines.

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Franklin and Williamson Counties reported 90 cases Nov. 23.

Statewide, the Illinois Department of Health reported 8,322 confirmed cases on Nov. 23 and 47 additional deaths.

As of Nov. 23, there have been 664,620 positive cases in the state of Illinois and 11,552 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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