SOUTHERN ILLINOIS – State health officials Sunday reported 4,469 new COVID-19 cases including 81 additional deaths, including one in Jefferson County. A third of cases in southern Illinois included those reported at a Perry County correctional facility.
This brings the total number of cases to 979,821 including 16,755 deaths in Illinois.
Local case breakdown:
- Perry County: 183 (since 12/31/2020, 97 at correctional facility)
- Williamson County: 43
- Franklin County: 37
- Saline County: 27
- Jackson County: 23
- White County: 16
- Gallatin County: nine
The preliminary seven-day statewide positivity for cases as a percent of total test from Dec. 27–Jan. 2 is 8.3 percent.