Multiple Deaths Due to COVID-19 Reported Across Region

Multiple Deaths Due to COVID-19 Reported Across Region

SPRINGFIELD – State health officials reported Wednesday 2,630 new confirmed cases of COVID-19 in Illinois, including 42 additional confirmed deaths.

Since the pandemic started, 307,641 cases and 8,878 deaths from the virus have been reported statewide.

Local case breakdown:

  • Williamson County: 18, one death at a long-term care facility
  • Franklin County: 18
  • Union County: 13
  • Jackson County: eight
  • Saline County: seven (five isolated at home and two case statuses in progress)
  • Jefferson County: six cases, two deaths (one at a long-term care facility)
  • Johnson County: five
  • Massac and Pulaski counties: two each
  • Gallatin and Hamilton counties: one each
  • All cases (unless noted above) are in isolation.

The preliminary seven-day statewide positivity rate regarding total tests from Sept. 30–Oct. 6 is 3.5 percent.

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