SOUTHERN ILLINOIS – The Illinois Department of Public Health (IDPH) Monday announced 1,381 new confirmed cases of coronavirus disease (COVID-19) in Illinois, including eight additional confirmed deaths yesterday. Currently, IDPH is reporting a total of 250,961 cases, including 8,179 deaths, in 102 counties in Illinois.
Local case breakdown:
- Williamson County: 26
- Jackson County: 13
- Jefferson County: 11
- Franklin and Randolph counties: 4 each
- White County: 2
- Saline County: 1
The preliminary seven-day positivity average on new tests for region five, encompassing most of southern Illinois, is currently at 6.7 percent.