Jackson County Health Department reports three new cases of COVID-19

By Staff Report, News Desk

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

As of Monday, there have been 4,527 confirmed cases in Jackson County and 68 deaths, according to the release, and 4,348 individuals have been released from isolation in accordance with CDC guidelines.

The Franklin-Williamson Bi-County Health  Department reported 15 new cases of COVID-19 on Monday.

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Statewide, the Illinois Department of Health reported 1,747 new confirmed cases on Monday and 35 additional deaths.

As of Feb. 8, there have been 1,148,088 positive cases in the state of Illinois and 19,668 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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