Illinois Coronavirus by the Numbers: Sunday, April 19 Update

Illinois Coronavirus by the Numbers: Sunday, April 19 Update

SOUTHERN ILLINOIS – During Gov. J.B. Pritzker’s daily COVID-19 briefing Sunday, the governor and state health officials announced over 1,000 new postive cases and 33 deaths, bringing Illinois’ total to 30,357 and 1,290 respectively.

Officials added, however, sixty-nine percent of those who have tested positive for the coronavirus have completely recovered after 28 days. Over 143,000 have been tested statewide as of Sunday.

More positive cases of COVID-19 were reported across southern Illinois as well Sunday. Here are the latest:

Jackson County (43 total)

  • Female in her twenties, likely acquired locally, isolated.

A man in his eighties, who previous tested positive for the virus, passed away Sunday. Twenty individuals tested in the county have been released from isolation

Jefferson County (32 cases)

  • Male in his twenties, isolated at home.
  • Female in her forties, isolated at home
  • Female in her thirties, isolated at home.
  • Female in her sixties, isolated at home.
  • Seven females and six males ages ranging from their seventies to nineties, isolated at a local long term care facility.

The health department has been working with this facility for several days as they have tested residents after one was hospitalized earlier in the week and tested positive in the hospital. Employees that had close contact with the first case and those that began showing any symptoms are also being tested as part of this process. The facility has notified all families of the residents that are there as well as all employees. The Health Department has also been working with them to ensure they are taking all proper precautions to prevent further spread.

Franklin-Williamson Bi-County (6 F, 16 W)

  • Male in his teens from Williamson County, likely acquired through a correctional facility setting, isolated at home.
  • Male in his twenties from Williamson County, likely acquired locally, isolated at home.
  • Female in her fifties from Williamson County, likely acquired locally, isolated at home.

Hamilton County (first case)

  • Female in her thirties, isolated at home.

Egyptian

  • Toddler from White County, isolated at home and doing well.

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