Williamson County Reports 47 New Cases of COVID-19 Tuesday

Williamson County Reports 47 New Cases of COVID-19 Tuesday

SOUTHERN ILLINOIS – The Illinois Department of Public Health (IDPH) Tuesday announced 1,680 new confirmed cases of coronavirus disease (COVID-19) in Illinois, including 29 additional confirmed deaths.

Williamson County accounted for almost half of cases reported across southern Illinois at 47, and had two deaths stem from a long-term care facility. Massac County reported it’s first death due to the virus.

Local case breakdown:

  • Williamson County: 47, two deaths at a long-term care facility
  • Randolph County: 16
  • Jackson County: 13
  • Jefferson County: eight
  • Franklin County: five
  • Massac County: two, first death
  • Perry County: two
  • Gallatin, Johnson and Pulaski counties: one each

Currently, IDPH is reporting a total of 223,470 cases, including 7,917 deaths, in 102 counties in Illinois. The preliminary seven-day statewide positivity for cases as a percent of total test from August 18 – August 24 is 4.1 percent.