• One COVID-19 related death in Jackson County

    June 18, 2020
    Jackson County Health Department sadly announces one death related to COVID-19. The individual is a
    male in his sixties, who was previously confirmed to have acquired the disease.

    The health department was not notified in the past 24 hours of any new cases in Jackson County. To
    date, there have been 320 confirmed cases in Jackson County, including eighteen deaths related to
    COVID-19. One more individual was released from isolation in accordance with CDC guidelines, bringing
    the total released to 273 individuals. Twenty-nine active cases are currently being managed.

    If you have a fever, cough, difficulty breathing, fatigue, muscle aches, loss of taste or smell, nausea or
    diarrhea, call your health care provider for further guidance. Three providers are conducting COVID-19
    testing of eligible individuals in Jackson County: Southern Illinois Healthcare (SIH) – Call 1-844-988-7800;
    Shawnee Health Service – Call 618-519-9200; and SIU Center for Family Medicine – Call 618-536-6621.

    Businesses, schools and other organizations seeking guidance on re-opening may consult the resources
    located on the JCHD website at www.jchdonline.org. Staff are also available to discuss such plans in
    more detail by calling 618/684-3143, ext. 128.
    Contact:
    Jackson County Health Department
    618-684-3143