Jackson County reports 38 new COVID cases Thursday

By News Desk, Staff Reports

Jackson County Health Department reported 38 new cases of COVID-19 on Jan. 14, 2021.

The cases included three individuals under 10 years-old, three preteens, four teens, seven in their 20s, four in their 30s, three in their 40s, one in his 50s, one in his 60s, one in his 70s, one in her 80s.

As of Jan. 14, 2021, there have been 4,117 confirmed cases in Jackson County and 64 deaths, according to the release, and 35 individuals have been released from isolation in accordance with CDC guidelines.

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Franklin and Williamson Counties reported 74 cases Jan. 14.

Statewide, the Illinois Department of Health reported 6,652 confirmed cases on Jan. 14 and 88 additional deaths.

As of Jan. 14, there have been 1,052, 682 positive cases in the state of Illinois and 17,928 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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