COVID-19 Update: Jackson County reports 28 cases, 1 death

By Staff Report, News Desk

Jackson County Health Department reported 28 new cases of COVID-19 and one death on Wednesday.

The cases included four under ten, one teen, six in their 20s, six in their 30s, one in their 40s, four in their 50s, two in their 60s and four in their 70s.

As of Wednesday, there have been 3,079 confirmed cases in Jackson County and 43 deaths, according to the release, and 2,629 individuals have been released from isolation in accordance with CDC guidelines.


Franklin and Williamson Counties reported 111 cases and one death Wednesday.

Statewide, the Illinois Department of Health reported 8,256 confirmed cases on Wednesday and 179 deaths.

As of Wednesday, there have been 812,430 positive cases in the state of Illinois and 13,666 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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