JEFFERSON COUNTY, IL — The Health Department has been notified of one additional positive case of COVID-19 in Jefferson County residents.
The JCHD continues to investigate each case ensuring the isolation of the positive patient. In addition, the Health Department places close contacts that have had exposure to the positive patient on quarantine for a minimum of 14 days. This would allow symptoms to develop and pass without posing risk to others. If you are contacted by public health officials, please respond promptly.
To date there have been 91 lab-confirmed positive cases of COVID-19 in Jefferson County. Fourteen of these have resulted in deaths. Sixty-nine of the positive cases have now been released from isolation. Jefferson County has a total of 655 total negative test results as of this morning.
The number of cases can be reduced by adhering to the stay at home order, washing hands frequently, disinfecting commonly touched surfaces, and maintaining space of at least six feet from others.
Public Health officials expect more positive cases to be confirmed locally.