Health Officials Report Over 16K Deaths Due to COVID-19 in Illinois

Health Officials Report Over 16K Deaths Due to COVID-19 in Illinois

SOUTHERN ILLINOIS – The Illinois Department of Public Health (IDPH) Monday reported 4,453 new confirmed and probable cases of COVID-19, including 105 additional deaths.

Currently, IDPH is reporting a total of 942,362 cases, including 16,074 deaths, in 102 counties in Illinois. Hundreds were reported across southern Illinois, many from throughout Christmas weekend.

Local case breakdown:

  • Perry County: 144 (since 12/25)
  • Jefferson County: 78, four deaths (since 12/25)
  • Union County: 62 (since 12/24)
  • Williamson County: 54
  • Johnson and Franklin counties: 33
  • Saline County: 24
  • Hamilton County: 23 (since 12/24)
  • Massac County: 21 (since 12/24)
  • Jackson County: 19, three deaths
  • Pope County: 11 (since 12/24)
  • White County: 10
  • Gallatin County: nine
  • Hardin County: six (since 12/24)
  • Pulaski and Alexander counties: five (since 12/24)

The Perry County Health Department said 97 of their cases were located at a correctional facility in the county. The facility is following IDPH guidelines and is fully cooperating with the health department, according to a release.

The preliminary seven-day statewide test positivity from Dec. 21–27 is 8.7 percent.

 

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