11 new cases of COVID-19 in Jackson County

By Staff Report, News Desk

Jackson County Health Department reported 11 new cases of COVID-19 on Jan. 28.

The cases included: one under 10, nine in their 20s and one in her 30s. 

As of Jan. 28, there have been 4,397 confirmed cases in Jackson County and 66 deaths, according to the release, and 4,157 individuals have been released from isolation in accordance with CDC guidelines.

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Franklin and Williamson Counties reported 52 cases on Jan. 28.

Statewide, the Illinois Department of Health reported 4,191 confirmed cases on Jan. 28 and 103 additional deaths.

As of Jan. 28, there have been 1,116,372 positive cases in the state of Illinois and 19,067 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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