JEFFERSON COUNTY HEALTH DEPARTMENT OFFICIALS URGES CAUTION & ISOLATION AS COVID-19 CASES CONTINUE TO RISE

JEFFERSON COUNTY HEALTH DEPARTMENT OFFICIALS URGES CAUTION & ISOLATION AS COVID-19 CASES CONTINUE TO RISE

JEFFERSON COUNTY, IL — There are no confirmed cases of COVID-19 in Jefferson County as of Thursday morning. That’s the good news for residents, but two health department officials say the area isn’t totally out of the woods as more tests become available and the numbers continue to rise.

Jefferson County Health Department’s Director of Environmental Health Brian Wells says to continue supporting local businesses, but do so safely.

330 new cases of COVID-19 were confirmed Tuesday into Wednesday by Illinois governor J.B. Pritzker at his daily press conference. In addition to the new cases, 3 more deaths were confirmed, bringing the states COVID-19 death total to 19.

Director of Nursing with the JCHD Tracy Marlow says to be on the lookout for symptoms of the virus in yourself and others.

You can follow along with the Jefferson County Health Department’s Facebook page for updates on COVID-19. For more information on COVID-19 visit coronavirus.illinois.gov.

Listen to the full interview with Wells and Marlow during The Big Jake Show, Friday morning on 94.1FM, WMIX.

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