SOUTHERN ILLINOIS – The Illinois Department of Public Health (IDPH) Monday announced 1,612 new confirmed cases of coronavirus disease (COVID-19) in Illinois, including 8 additional confirmed deaths.
Local case breakdown:
- Perry County 27
- Jefferson County: 25
- Union County: 16
- Johnson County: 12
- Jackson County: 10
- Williamson and Massac counties: eight
- Franklin and Pulaski counties: four
- Hamilton County: three
- Alexander, Saline and White counties: one
- All cases are in isolation.
The Jefferson County and Southern Seven Health departments reported their respective new case numbers for Aug. 22-24. The Perry County Health Department’s numbers are a total since their last release Thursday, Aug. 20.
Currently, IDPH is reporting a total of 221,790 cases, including 7,888 deaths, in 102 counties in Illinois. The preliminary seven-day statewide positivity for cases as a percent of total test from Aug.17–23 is 4.2 percent.