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22 new COVID-19 cases, 3 deaths in Williamson County

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(WSIL) -- Williamson County is once again reporting the highest number of new COVID-19 cases in southern Illinois.

On Thursday, the Franklin-Williamson Bi-County Health Department announced 22 new cases, as well as three additional deaths.

Williamson County was followed closely by Franklin County, which had 20 new cases.

Jackson and Saline counties each had 13.

The Illinois Department of Public Health (IDPH) announced 2,056 new cases of COVID-19 in the state, including 25 additional confirmed deaths.

Currently, IDPH is reporting a total of 268,207 cases, including 8,392 deaths, in Illinois.

ALEXANDER COUNTY

  • One female in her 70s

Alexander County has had 63 confirmed cases of COVID-19, including one death. Southern Seven Health Department says 18 cases are currently active.

FRANKLIN COUNTY

  • Females: Three teenagers, one in their 20s, three in their 30s and one in their 40s
  • Males: One tween, one teenager, four in their 30s, three in their 40s, two in their 60s and one in their 70s

Bi-County Health Department reported 20 new cases of COVID-19 in Franklin County Thursday. To date, there have been 469 confirmed cases, including one death, in the county.

Of the positive cases, health officials say 306 have recovered.

HAMILTON COUNTY

  • Female: One infant
  • Male: One in his 70s

There have been 64 confirmed cases of COVID-19, including one death, in Hamilton County. The health department says one person is hospitalized, while nine others are currently isolating at home.

HARDIN COUNTY

  • One male in 10s

There have been 32 confirmed cases of COVID-19 in Hardin County. Nine of the cases are currently active.

JACKSON COUNTY

  • Female: One under 10, one in her 20s, three in their 30s, one in her 50s and one in her 60s
  • Male: One under 10, one teen, two in their 20s, one in his 30s and one in his 60s

Jackson County Health Department reported 13 new cases of COVID-19 Thursday. To date, there have been 1,213 confirmed cases in the county, including 24 related deaths.

The health department says 94 active cases are currently being managed.

JEFFERSON COUNTY

  • Female: One in her 20s, one in her 40s and one in her 60s
  • Male: One in his 20s

There have been 565 confirmed cases of COVID-19, including 31 deaths, in Jefferson County. The health department says 48 active cases are currently in isolation.

JOHNSON COUNTY

  • Female: One in her 20s, one in her 30s and one in her 40s
  • Male: One in his 40s and one in his 60s

Johnson County has had 152 confirmed cases of COVID-19. According to Southern Seven Health Department, 51 cases are currently active.

PERRY COUNTY

  • Male: One in his teens and one in his 70s

Perry County has had 330 confirmed cases of COVID-19, including 15 deaths. There are currently 22 active cases in the county.

RANDOLPH COUNTY

  • 5 new cases for Thursday, Sept. 17

There have been 906 confirmed cases of COVID-19, including 11 deaths, in Randolph County. Health officials say there are currently 79 active cases in the county.

SALINE COUNTY

  • Female: One under the age of 10, two in their teens, one in her 20s, one in her 40s, one in her 50s and one in her 60s
  • Male: Three under the age of 5, one under the age of 10 and two in their 30s

Egyptian Health Department reported 13 new cases of COVID-19 in Saline County Thursday. To date, there have been 244 cases in the county, including three deaths.

UNION COUNTY

  • Female: One in 10s, one in her 30s, one in her 40s and one in her 60s
  • Male: One under 10, two in their 10s and one in his 30s

Union County has had 473 confirmed cases of COVID-19, including 20 deaths. Health officials say 79 of the cases are currently active.

WHITE COUNTY

  • Female: Two in their 40s and two in their 60s

Egyptian Health Department says all four individuals are at home in isolation. There have been 156 confirmed cases of COVID-19 in White County.

WILLIAMSON COUNTY

  • Female: Two teens, three in their 20s, four in their 30s, one in her 40s, one in her 50s, two in their 60s, one in her 70s and one in her 90s
  • Male: One in his 30s, two in their 40s, three in their 60s and one in his 70s

In addition to 22 new cases of COVID-19, Bi-County Health Department also announced three additional deaths in the county.

The health department says three women in their 60s, 80s and 90s, previously diagnosed with COVID-19, passed away. Two of the women were from a long-term care facility in Williamson County.

To date, there have been 1,286 confirmed cases of COVID-19 in Williamson County. Health officials say 751 of the positive cases have recovered.

Mandy Robertson

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