Over 300 COVID-19 Cases Reported Throughout Southern Illinois

Over 300 COVID-19 Cases Reported Throughout Southern Illinois

SOUTHERN ILLINOIS – State health officials Sunday reported 4,469 new COVID-19 cases including 81 additional deaths, including one in Jefferson County. A third of cases in southern Illinois included those reported at a Perry County correctional facility.

This brings the total number of cases to 979,821 including 16,755 deaths in Illinois.

Local case breakdown:

  • Perry County: 183 (since 12/31/2020, 97 at correctional facility)
  • Williamson County: 43
  • Franklin County: 37
  • Saline County: 27
  • Jackson County: 23
  • White County: 16
  • Gallatin County: nine

The preliminary seven-day statewide positivity for cases as a percent of total test from Dec. 27–Jan. 2 is 8.3 percent.

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