Jefferson County Leads New COVID-19 Cases Wednesday

Jefferson County Leads New COVID-19 Cases Wednesday

SPRINGFIELD – The Illinois Department of Public Health (IDPH) Wednesday reported 2,273 new confirmed cases of COVID-19, including 35 additional confirmed deaths.

The total number of cases statewide is now 293,274, including 8,672 deaths. In southern Illinois, cases were reported among 13 counties.

Local case breakdown:

  • Jefferson County: 15
  • Saline County: eight
  • Williamson County: seven, two deaths at a long-term care facility
  • Jackson County: seven
  • Franklin County: six
  • Johnson and Union counties: five each
  • Massac County: four
  • Randolph and Pulaski counties: three each
  • White County: three cases (one hospitalized, one isolated at home and one case status in progress)
  • Alexander and Hamilton counties: two each

The preliminary seven-day statewide positivity rate regarding total tests from Sept. 23-29 is 3.6 percent.

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