Jackson County Health Department reported 22 new cases of COVID-19

The Jackson County Health Department reported 22 new cases of COVID-19 on Friday.

As of Friday, there have been 4,419 confirmed cases in Jackson County and 66 deaths, according to the release, and 4,186 individuals have been released from isolation in accordance with CDC guidelines.

Franklin and Williamson Counties reported 36 new cases and one additional death on Friday.

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Statewide, the Illinois Department of Health reported 4,156 new confirmed cases on Friday and 71 additional deaths.

As of Jan. 29, there have been 1,120,528 positive cases in the state of Illinois and 19,138 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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