Wayne County Leads Region in COVID-19 Cases Monday

Wayne County Leads Region in COVID-19 Cases Monday

SOUTHERN ILLINOIS – The Illinois Department of Public Health (IDPH) Monday reported 1,709 new confirmed cases of COVID-19, including 13 additional confirmed deaths.

The total number of cases statewide is now 289,639 with 8,614 deaths. Locally, Wayne County led the region in cases.

Local case breakdown:

  • Wayne County: 16
  • Jefferson County: nine
  • Saline County: eight (six isolated at home, one case status in progress, one hospitalized)
  • Johnson County: eight
  • Alexander and Pulaski counties: seven each
  • Massac County: five
  • Hamilton County: four
  • Franklin County: two, one death
  • Jackson, Perry, Pope and Williamson counties: two each
  • Hardin and Union counties: one each

The preliminary seven-day statewide positivity rate regarding total tests from Sept. 21-27 is 3.7 percent.

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