Dozens of COVID-19 Cases Reported Throughout Southern Illnois

Dozens of COVID-19 Cases Reported Throughout Southern Illnois

SOUTHERN ILLINOIS – The Illinois Department of Public Health (IDPH) Wednesday announced 1,759 new confirmed cases of coronavirus disease (COVID-19) in Illinois, including 30 additional confirmed deaths.

Local case breakdown

  • Jackson County: 14
  • Franklin County: eight
  • Saline County: five cases (four isolated at home, one hospitalized)
  • Alexander and Pope counties: three each
  • White County: three (two isolated at home, one status in progress)
  • Williamson County and Union counties: two each
  • Gallatin County: two (both statuses in progress)
  • Hamilton, Hardin and Massac counties: one each
  • Unless noted above, all other cases are isolated.

Currently, IDPH is reporting a total of 186,471 cases, including 7,573 deaths, in 102 counties in Illinois. The preliminary seven-day statewide positivity for cases as a percent of total test from July 29-August 4 is 3.9 percent.