Jackson County reports one new case of COVID-19

By News Desk, Staff Report

Jackson County Health Department reported one new case of COVID-19 on Monday.

According to SIU’s COVID-19 Dashboard, there have been two positive cases between the dates of Feb. 8 and Feb. 14. 

As of Monday, there have been 4,614 confirmed cases in Jackson County and 68 deaths, according to the release, and 4,504 individuals have been released from isolation in accordance with CDC guidelines.

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The Franklin and Williamson Bi-County Health Department reported 18 cases on Monday.

Statewide the Illinois Department of Public Health reported 1,246 confirmed cases on Monday and 34 additional deaths.

As of Monday, there have been 1,175,655 positive cases in the state of Illinois and 20,303 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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