Jackson county reports 58 new cases of COVID-19, two deaths

By Staff Report, News Desk

Jackson County Health Department reported 58 new cases of COVID-19 and two deaths on Thursday.

As of Thursday, there have been 3,137 confirmed cases in Jackson County and 45 deaths, according to the release, and 2,655 individuals have been released from isolation in accordance with CDC guidelines.

There have been 13 deaths in Jackson County in the past seven days.


Franklin and Williamson Counties reported 119 cases and two deaths Thursday.

Statewide, the Illinois Department of Health reported 11,101 confirmed cases on Thursday and 196 deaths. There have been 823,531 positive cases in the state and 13,861 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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