Jackson County Health Department reports 21 new COVID-19 cases

Jackson County Health Department reported 21 new cases of COVID-19 on Jan. 22.

As of Jan. 22, there have been 4,324 confirmed cases in Jackson County and 65 deaths, according to the release, and 4,021 individuals have been released from isolation in accordance with CDC guidelines.

Franklin and Williamson Counties reported 65 cases Jan. 22.

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Statewide, the Illinois Department of Health reported 7,042 confirmed cases on Jan. 22 and 95 additional deaths.

As of Jan. 22, there have been 1,093,375 cases positive cases in the state of Illinois and 18,615 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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