Jackson County reports five new cases of COVID-19

By Staff Report, News Desk

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

The Franklin-Williamson Bi-County Health Department reported 11 new cases of COVID-19 on Monday.

Statewide, the Illinois Department of Health reported 1,420 new confirmed cases on Monday and 41 additional deaths.

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As of Feb. 15, there have been 1,163,574 positive cases in the state of Illinois and 20,002 deaths.

SIU reported three cases, two students and one faculty and staff, for the week of Feb. 1-7.

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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