Three Deaths Due to Coronavirus Reported in Southern Illinois

Three Deaths Due to Coronavirus Reported in Southern Illinois

SPRINGFIELD – The Illinois Department of Public Health (IDPH) Monday reported 2,312 new COVID-19 cases, including 16 additional deaths. Southern Illinois health departments reported 273 new COVID-19 cases and three deaths in total.

Several local cases stemmed from multi-day reports.

Currently, IDPH is reporting a total of 1,128,613 cases, including 19,259 deaths statewide.

Local case breakdown:

  • Perry County: 81 (since 1/28)
  • Jefferson County: 47 (since 1/30, 22 at correctional facility)
  • Williamson County: 36, one death
  • Jackson County: 22 (since 1/31)
  • Massac County: 18 (since 1/30)
  • Union County: 14 (since 1/30)
  • Franklin County: 12, two deaths
  • Johnson County: 11 (since 1/30)
  • White County: nine
  • Hamilton County: six (since 1/29)
  • Pulaski County: (since 1/30)
  • Saline County: four
  • Alexander: three (since 1/30)
  • Gallatin County: two
  • Hardin County: two (since 1/30)
  • Pope County: one (since 1/30)

The preliminary seven-day statewide test positivity from Jan. 25–31, 2021 is 4.9%.

Officials said they expected COVID-19 vaccinations to top 1 million by the end of Monday, even as the state struggles to get more doses and fends off criticism it is moving too slowly. IDPH reported that it has received more than 1.8 million doses of the vaccine designed to prevent coronavirus illness.

As of midday Monday, 996,410 people had received the first of two required shots.

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