Jackson County reports 46 new cases of COVID-19 with Illinois reporting over one million cases statewide

By News Desk, Staff Reports

Jackson County Health Department reported 46 new cases of COVID-19 on Jan. 7.

The cases included: two individuals under ten years-old, seven in their teens, ten in their 20s, five in their 30s, two in their 40s, nine in their 50s, eight in their 80s, two in their 70s and one in her 80s.

As of Jan. 7, there have been 3,895 confirmed cases in Jackson County and 62 deaths, according to the release and 36 individuals have been released from isolation in accordance with CDC guidelines.

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Franklin and Williamson Counties reported 200 cases on Jan. 7.

Statewide, the Illinois Department of Health reported 8,757 confirmed cases on Jan. 7 and 177 additional deaths.

As of Jan. 7, there have been 1,008,045 positive cases in the state of Illinois and 17,272 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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