Jackson County reports 26 new cases of COVID-19

By Staff Report, News Desk

Jackson County Health Department reported 26 new cases of COVID-19 on Monday.

As of Monday, there are 397 active COVID-19 cases in the county. To date, there have been 3,256 confirmed cases and 48 deaths.

Franklin and Williamson Counties reported 102 new cases Monday.


Statewide, the Illinois Department of Health reported 7,214 new cases on Monday and 103 additional deaths. There have been 856,118 positive cases in the state and 14,394 deaths since the start of the pandemic.

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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