COVID-19 Update: Jackson County reports 42 new cases Tuesday

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Dustin Clark | @dustinclark.oof

Jackson County Health Department reported 42 new cases of COVID-19 on Tuesday, according to a press release.

There are currently 425 active cases in Jackson County.

As of Tuesday, there have been 2,542 confirmed cases in Jackson County and 32 deaths, according to the release, and 2,085 individuals have been released from isolation in accordance with CDC guidelines.

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Franklin and Williamson Counties reported 61 cases on Tuesday.

Statewide, the Illinois Department of Health reported 9,469 confirmed cases on Tuesday and 125 additional deaths.

As of Tuesday, there have been 674,089 positive cases in the state of Illinois and 11,677 deaths.

The state of Illinois will be placed under Tier 3 resurgence mitigations beginning Nov. 20.

According to the Jackson County Health Department’s press release, the number of weekly positive cases increased over 1,100% in the past six weeks.

“We are not asking you to follow the mitigation measures because the government requests so,” public health administrator Bart Hagston said in the release. “We are asking the mitigation measures be followed because right now, at this critical time, your community needs you to do so.”

For more details on the Tier 3 resurgence mitigations, click here.

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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