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New COVID-19 cases reported in Jackson, Massac, Randolph, Union counties

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(WSIL) -- Four southern Illinois counties reported new cases of COVID-19 Friday.

Jackson, Massac, Randolph and Union counties all had new cases.

The Jackson County Health Department said there were seven new cases there. All are being placed in isolation.

  • Female – one in her 20s, one in her 60s, and one in her 90s
  • Male – one in his 20s, two in their 40s, and one in his 50s.

To date, there have been 202 confirmed cases of COVID-19, including 10 deaths, in Jackson County.

In Randolph County, four new cases were reported Friday. The county has seen a total of 260 COVID-19 cases and three coronavirus-related deaths.

Southern Seven Health Department announced 13 new cases in its area - one in Massac County and twelve in Union County.

• Massac County: One female 30s
• Union County: One female 60s, one male 60s, two females 70s, four females 80s, one male 80s, two females 90s, one male 90s

There have been seven total COVID-19 cases in Massac County. Union County has seen 135 cases and four deaths.

On Friday, the Illinois Department of Public Health (IDPH) announced 2,758 new cases of COVID-19 in the state, including 110 additional deaths.

Currently, IDPH is reporting a total of 105,444 cases, including 4,715 deaths, in 100 counties in Illinois.

Health officials say, within the past 24 hours, labs have conducted 25,113 COVID-19 tests for a total of 697,133. The statewide 7-day rolling positivity rate for May 13-19 is 13%.

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