Jackson County reports 22 new cases of COVID-19

By Staff Report, News Desk

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

As of Monday, there have been 4,459 confirmed cases in Jackson County and 66 deaths, according to the release, and 4,239 individuals have been released from isolation in accordance with CDC guidelines.

The Franklin-Williamson Bi-County Health  Department reported 48 news cases of COVID-19 along with three deaths on Monday. 

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Statewide, the Illinois Department of Health reported  2,312 new confirmed cases on Monday and 16 additional deaths.

As of Feb. 1, there have been 1,128,613 positive cases in the state of Illinois and 19,259 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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