Jackson County reports 39 new COVID-19 cases

Jackson County Health Department reported 39 new cases of COVID-19 on Jan. 5, 2021.

As of Tuesday, there have been 3,816 confirmed cases in Jackson County and 59 deaths, according to the release, and 37 individuals have been released from isolation in accordance with CDC guidelines with a total of 3,471 released from isolation.

Franklin and Williamson Counties reported 95 new cases on Tuesday.


Statewide, the Illinois Department of Health reported 6,839 new cases on Jan. 5 and 126 additional deaths.

As of Jan. 5, there have been 991,719 positive cases in the state of Illinois and 16,959 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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