SOUTHERN ILLINOIS — Jefferson County health officials Tuesday morning reported 16 new lab-confirmed cases of COVID-19 and new two deaths.
According to the Jefferson County Health Department, the 16 new cases include 10 additional long-term care residents, bringing the facility total of positives to 13 residents and 6 staff members. Two residents of the facility also reportedly died in recent days from the virus.
Of the 16 new cases, one is a girl in her teens, two are females in their 20s, two are females in their 40s and one is a female in her 50s.
As of Tuesday morning, Jefferson County has had 222 residents test positive for COVID-19, with 47 residents currently in isolation, 159 have been released from isolation, and according to the Illinois Department of Public Health, 17 deaths.
County health officials attribute current cases to both community spread and close contact with a positive case.
They ask residents to stay home and away from others if they are having symptoms.
Marion County Health officials on Monday reported eight new lab-confirmed cases of coronavirus in county residents.
Four results are from Saturday and four were from Monday. They include two females in their 30s, a male in his 40s, two females in their 40s, a male in his 30s, a female in her 50s and a male in his 70s. All eight are reportedly doing well and are at home on isolation.
In Marion County, there are now 139 confirmed positive cases and 114 of the positive cases are considered recovered and have been released from isolation.
The Clinton County Health Department on Monday reported 17 new lab-confirmed cases of COVID-19 in county residents, bringing their total number of positive cases to 352, with 48 residents quarantined at home, one is hospitalized, 286 have been released from isolation and 17 have died.
Fayette County health officials on Monday reported two new positives – both in men in their 60s, along with one probable case that meets criteria of the virus but has not yet been tested.
The two new lab-confirmed cases bring the Fayette County number of total positive cases to 58, with 12 active cases, 43 released from isolation, and three who have died.