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Jackson County reports 15 additional COVID-19 cases

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MURPHYSBORO (WSIL) -- The Jackson County Health Department is reporting that 15 additional residents have tested positive for COVID-19.

Those cases are as follows:

  • Female – one preteen/teen, two in their twenties, one in her thirties, one in her forties, and two in their sixties.
  • Male – one preteen/teen, one in his thirties, two in their fifties, three in their sixties, and one in his seventies.

These individuals acquired the disease either through close contact with a known case or through transmission in the community and are being placed in isolation.

As of May 24, there have been 225 laboratory confirmed cases in Jackson County, including ten deaths related to the disease.

According to health officials, three additional individuals have been released from isolation, in accordance with CDC guidelines, bringing the total released to 171 persons.

Currently, 44 active cases are being managed.

According to the Illinois Department of Public Health (IDPH), there were 2,508 new cases of Coronavirus disease across the state on Sunday and an additional 67 fatalities.

Brooke Schlyer

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