Two Deaths Among COVID-19 Reports in Region Wednesday

Two Deaths Among COVID-19 Reports in Region Wednesday

SPRINGFIELD – State public health officials Wednesday reported 5,862 new COVID-19 cases, including 97 additional deaths in Illinois. Two deaths were included among health department reports across southern Illinois.

This brings the total number of cases currently in Illinois to 1,046,030, including 17,840 deaths.

Local case breakdown:

  • Williamson County: 62, one death
  • Franklin County: 35
  • Jackson County: 34, one death
  • Union County: 13
  • Perry County: 12
  • Massac, Saline and White counties: 11 each
  • Johnson County: seven
  • Pulaski County: five
  • Alexander County: three
  • Hardin, Gallatin and Pope counties: two each

The preliminary seven-day statewide positivity for cases as a percent of total test from Jan. 6 through the 12 is 7.3 percent.

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