Five Deaths Among Local COVID-19 Reports Monday

Five Deaths Among Local COVID-19 Reports Monday

SOUTHERN ILLINOIS – The Illinois Department of Public Health (IDPH) Monday announced 1,773 new confirmed cases of coronavirus disease (COVID-19) in Illinois, including 12 additional confirmed deaths.

Local case breakdown:

  • Union County: 22, one death
  • Perry County: 21, one death
  • Williamson County: 19, one death
  • Jackson County: 13
  • Franklin County: seven
  • Johnson County: five
  • Saline County: four (three isolated, one case status in progress)
  • White County: three
  • Alexander and Massac counties: two each
  • Jefferson County: two deaths
    • Both were residents at a long term care facility in Mt. Vernon.
  • Gallatin County: one (case status in progress)
  • All cases (unless noted above) are in isolation.

Currently, IDPH is reporting a total of 207,854 cases, including 7,756 deaths, in 102 counties in Illinois. The preliminary seven-day statewide positivity for cases as a percent of total tests from August 10-16 is 4.2 percent.