Jackson County Health Department sadly announces the death of a man in his sixties, previously
confirmed to have contracted COVID-19. JCHD staff express our sincere condolences to his loved ones.
The Health Department was also notified in the past 24 hours of twenty Jackson County residents
confirmed to have contracted COVID-19. The individuals are as follows:
• Female – four in their twenties, two in their thirties, and two in their forties;
• Male – three teens, four in their twenties, three in their forties, and two in their sixties.
They acquired the disease either through contact with known cases or through transmission in the
community (i.e., unable to trace back to a known source). They are being placed in isolation.
One-hundred two active cases are currently being managed. To date, there have been 963 confirmed
cases in the county, including 23 related deaths. Eleven individuals were released from isolation, in
accordance with CDC guidelines, bringing the total released to 838 individuals. All data are preliminary
and subject to change.
If you have a fever, cough, difficulty breathing, fatigue, muscle aches, loss of taste or smell, nausea,
diarrhea or other symptoms, call your health care provider for further guidance. Two providers are
conducting COVID-19 testing of eligible individuals in Jackson County: Southern Illinois Healthcare (SIH)
– Call 1-844-988-7800; and Shawnee Health Service – Call 618-519-9200. Call one of them, or your
healthcare provider, to inquire about getting tested.