Jackson County Health Department reports 30 new COVID-19 cases

Jackson County Health Department reported 30 new cases of COVID-19 on Friday.

The cases included six under ten, two teens, seven in their 20s, five in their 30s, three in their 40s, three in their 50s, one in their 60s,  two in their 80s, and one in their 90s.

As of Friday, there have been 2,639 confirmed cases in Jackson County and 32 deaths, according to the release, and 2,176 individuals have been released from isolation in accordance with CDC guidelines.

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Franklin and Williamson Counties reported 80 cases Friday.

Statewide, the Illinois Department of Health reported 12,022 confirmed cases on Thursday and 131 additional deaths.

As of Friday, IDPH reported 7,574 new COVID-19  cases. To date, there have been 705,063 positive cases in the state of Illinois and 12,029 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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